PM's follow-up meeting to review situation following earthquake in Nepal

Published By : Admin | April 27, 2015 | 23:47 IST
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The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired a follow-up meeting late evening today, to review the progress of relief and rescue operations following the major earthquake in Nepal on Saturday. This was the third meeting chaired by him on the subject.
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The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Shri Arun Jaitley, Shri Rajnath Singh and Shri Manohar Parrikar, the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the Cabinet Secretary Shri Ajit Seth, the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Shri Nripendra Misra, and the Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Shri P.K. Mishra, and senior officials from the Government, IMD, and NDRF
The Prime Minister was briefed on the progress of relief and rescue work being carried out by various agencies involved in relief and rescue work, both in India and Nepal. He took stock of the evacuation of stranded people from Nepal both by air and road routes, and provision of relief supplies and material to the affected areas.
The Prime Minister emphasized on the need for ensuring proper coordination between the Centre and State Governments, both for ensuring smooth flow of relief operations in the affected states, and to streamline the delivery of relief and rescue material to Nepal. He said all necessary medical help should be given to the injured, including treatment in India, if required.
The Prime Minister stressed on the need for effective coordination of relief operations within Nepal, and especially at Kathmandu airport. he suggested that ex-servicemen could be approached to help in the coordination effort.
The Prime Minister also made a broad assessment of the long-term rehabilitation and reconstruction work that would be required, especially in Nepal, and was briefed on the first steps that were being taken towards this end.

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