Odisha govt announces Rs 5 cr for Nepal quake victims

Bhubaneswar, Apr 30: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced Rs 5 crore assistance for the earthquake victims in Nepal.

"Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 5 crore for the relief and rehabilitation of victims in quake-hit Nepal," a release from the Chief Minister's Office said. [Nepal Earthquake 2015: Full Coverage]


Besides, three senior officials of Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority (OSDMA) have also been sent to Nepal to assist in the ongoing relief and restoration operation, official sources said.

The Chief Minister expressed hope that normalcy would soon return in the Himalayan state, they said.

Patnaik had earlier proposed to send a team from Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) to Nepal to help in the relief and restoration work.


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