Quake-hit Sikkim to receive Rs 1000 crore as relief funds

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Gangtok, Sept 29: Here is some good news for the quake-hit Sikkim. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced Rs. 1000 crore as relief fund for the quake victims. The PM also said that accommodation will be provided to those rendered homeless.

The 6.8-magnitude tremor on Sept 18 that hit the north-eastern zone of the country left many dead and injured. Dr Singh is on a daylong visit to Sikkim today to assess and review the damage caused by the earthquake.

The Centre will also provide assistance for earthquake proof buildings in the state. Reconstruction of rural roads, school buildings and public buildings will also be funded by the Centre.

"On arrival in Gangtok after making the aerial survey, the prime minister visited the injured at the Sikkim Manipal Hospital," a government spokesperson said.

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