On instructions of the Chief Minister, Political Pensions Minister flags off fresh consignment of relief material in 28 more trucks for quake-hit Nepal
The first lot of 8 truck-load of relief material has been received by the Indian Embassy in Nepal
82 buses from UP reach Nepal, 18 more are being sent
45 doctors from UP also reach the Bharatpur Medical College in Nepal
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, Political pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary today flagged off 28 more trucks carrying relief material to quake-hit Nepal. Of the new consignment of relief material, 18 trucks drinking water, seven trucks biscuits, four trucks Maggi and milk while one truck is carrying rusks.
Providing this information, a state government spokesman said that 28 trucks had been dispatched to the Himalayan country earlier of which 18 trucks have been received by the Indian embassy in Nepal. Of these trucks, one truck carried medicine while the rest had food material. The spokesman also said that all efforts were being made to ensure prompt and adequate relief to Nepal in this hour of crisis.
He further informed that the Chief Minister was personally monitoring the relief measures and keeping in touch with senior officials who are apprising him of the ground situation. The spokesman also said that to rescue and provide relief to the Nepalese people, ravaged by the earthquake last weekend, 82 buses from the state have reached Nepal and 18 more buses are being dispatched. A bus service between Nepal and Gorakhpur has also started.
Other than this, a team of 45 doctors from the state has also reached the Bharatpur Medical College in Nepal and they are providing 24×7 services to the people of Nepal. The spokesman also informed that special relief camps for quake victims have also been established in Gorakhpur, Lakhimpur Kheri and Maharajganj where quake victims are being provided with medical aid and other facilities.
The state government has also decided to provide vehicles and other resources to the people of Nepalese origin staying in the state who want to contribute and send relief material to their home country. Other than this, similar facilities are being extended to people of the state willing to contribute to relief work in Nepal. Such people can contact the UP State Disaster Management Authority @ 0522-4915703 and @ fax no 0522-4915723.
At the time of sending the relief material trucks today, also present were Principal Secretary (Information) Mr. Navneet Sehgal and other officials.