WB CM distributes relief at Indo-Nepal border

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee was present at the Panitanki check post on the Indo-Nepal border today to oversee the passage of truckloads of relief materials from India to Nepal after the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal.

West Bengal government has sent 30 trucks to Nepal with water, medicines, dry and packaged food, tarpaulins among other things.

The West Bengal Chief Minister had earlier visited Siliguri in North Bengal on last Sunday, April 26, 2015, to take stock of the damages in north Bengal after Saturday’s earthquake. She visited the affected people in Siliguri and Mirik and had said that a rescue team was also being rushed to Nepal. She had also chaired a meeting with the district magistrates of the six north Bengal districts to assess the situation and send relief materials.

Incidentally, West Bengal, under Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee, had always stood beside the disaster affected States, at the crunch time. Earlier, in September 2011, Ms Mamata Banerjee had undertaken sending of relief materials to the earthquake –affected Sikkim. She had also visited the State. In fact, West Bengal Government was the first to reach relief materials and medical kits to the quake-hit people of Sikkim.

The Chief Minister tweeted: