Decision to intensify rescue and relief works

      Kathmandu, June 18: A meeting of the Central Disaster Rescue and Relief Committee today decided to step up the search and rescue operation and provide the relief in an effective manner in different places of the country affected by flood triggered by incessant rains.
            The meeting also issued directives to the subordinate bodies to carry out the search and rescue works and the task of distributing relief to the affected people with high priority.

             It also made arrangements to send additional support from all the security agencies  including helicopters as per the needs of the districts that have called for more support in the search, rescue and relief operations, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shankar Prasad Koirala, said.
            The meeting chaired by Home Minister Madhav Ghimire also decided to immediately release an amount of five million rupees each from the Central Disaster Relief Fund to the district disaster relief fund of Darchula and Kanchanpur districts, the two districts in the farwest region most affected by massive flood in the Mahakali River.
            Likewise, the meeting decided to dispatch by helicopter necessary medicines, water treatment chemicals and other relief materials provided by the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Urban Development and the Nepal Red Cross Society, respectively, to the headquarters of Darchula district today alone.
            It is stated that the meeting has made arrangements for immediately distributing the relief materials to the affected families on the spot as per the approved criteria and also issued instructions to adopt total alertness to prevent the likely spread of diseases in such situations.
            Similarly, the meeting directed the Ministry of Irrigation to make necessary arrangements  for activating the Nepal-India Joint Mechanism in view of the No. 12 Spur of the Gandak Dam getting eroded fast by the current of the Gandaki River.
            It also instructed the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport to make arrangements for opening at the earliest the section of the road connecting the Darchula district headquarters that has suffered damage due to landslide. RSS 

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