India sends first consignment of relief materials for earthquake victimsThe materials worth INR 100 million arrived in Nepalgunj on Sunday.
India has provided the first consignment of emergency relief materials worth INR 100 million to Nepal.
The materials arrived at Nepalgunj on Sunday as per the commitment by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide all possible assistance to Nepal following the earthquake in Jajarkot on Friday midnight, said the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
“A special Indian Air Force C-130 flight transported the consignment of over 11 tonnes emergency relief materials that included tents and tarpaulin sheets, blankets and sleeping bags as well as essential medicines and medical equipment such as portable ventilators for the affected people,” said the embassy in a statement.
The relief materials were handed over by Naveen Srivastava, the ambassador of India to Nepal, on behalf of the Government of India to Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka in the presence of Chief Minister of Karnali Raj Kumar Sharma.
Further consignments of the relief material are expected to arrive in the coming days, the embassy said.
India committed to extending all possible support to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.
“India continues to be a First Responder in crisis situations in its neighbourhood and beyond,” it said. “Following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the government of India was the first responder and carried out its largest disaster relief operation abroad—Operation Maitri.”