552 trucks of relief material including 394 trucks of food items sent to Nepal
215 buses of the Roadways Transport return
11,238 quake victims provided with food, medicines, foreign exchange and transport facilities at the relief camp established at the Gorakhpur University campus
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has issued instructions for simplification of the process to distribute relief material to quake affected Nepalese people. Following these instructions, all divisional commissioners and district magistrates have been asked to ensure proper packaging and labelling and clear mention of the relief material carried inside.
Providing this information, a state government spokesman said that priority was being given to tents, mattresses, tarpaulin, blankets, water cleaning medicines, sanitation kits, utensils and other essential items. The spokesman further said that till now 552 trucks which included 394 trucks of food material (rice, pulses, wheat flour, potato, onion and salt) along with other things, 142 trucks loads of biscuit and other dry food, 77 trucks of mineral water, 11 trucks Maggi/noodles etc, 17 truck medicines, clinical items, 3 trucks carrying mattress and 58 trucks blankets/tarpaulin/tents and two truckloads of utensils have been dispatched to Nepal.
To provide relief to the quake victims, 37,078 blankets, 16,159 tarpaulins/plastic sheets, 3,516 towels, 2,931 torches, 936 solar lanterns and 10 quintals of rope has been sent to Nepal. The spokesman pointed out that all this relief material from different districts was being collected and sent to nepal through the Gorakhpur-Sunauli border. This relief material largely comes from districts like Lucknow, Shahjahanpur, Sant Kabirnagar, Moradabad, Meerut, Sitapur, Hardoi, Faizabad, Agra, Varanasi, Azamgarh, Siddharthanagar, Basti, Bijnore, Ghaziabad, Shamli and Baghpat.
Mandi Parishad, Uttar Pradesh so far has contributed 2,841.17 quintals food-flour, rice, potato, onions etc has also been sent to Nepal. For help to the quake affected people of Nepal, a relief camp has been set up in Gorakhpur University campus where 11,238 quake affected are being given food, medical, foreign exchange and transport facilities. According to the spokesman, a total of 12,136 quake affected people have been brought to safety in Gorakhpur by the UPSRTC buses from Kathmandu and Bhairva/Sunauli and 215 buses have since returned to the state.
The spokesman also said that after adding private vehicles and private resources, approximately 8,327 quake victims have been brought back, taking the total to 20,643 and added that for organizations and institutions who are sending relief material through vehicles will have to provide a detailed list of items being sent as donations and the inventory should be in three separate copies.
Social organizations, international organizations will not be levies any tax at the border. Other than this, additional courier/parcel can be sent with clearly marked ‘For Quake Relief’ and addressed to ‘Government of Nepal’ can also be sent. The spokesman also said that people interested in donating can sent cheques or bank drafts payable in Lucknow to “Chief Minister’s Relief Fund” and sent to Chief Minister Office Accounts section -2, IIIrd Floor, Annexe building, Lucknow. Financial aid can also be transferred directly to Central Bank, Cantt. Branch Account number 1378820696.