India to Provide $1 Billion to Nepal: Sushma

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Kathmandu: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday announced that India will provide an assistance of $1 billion for reconstruction work in quake hit Nepal.

The external affairs minister announced India’s assistance package in Kathmandu during the international conference on Nepal’s reconstruction being organised by the Nepalese government to raise funds for carrying out rebuilding of areas devastated by the massive earthquake of April 25 that left nearly 9,000 people dead.

India’s total assistance to Nepal over the next five years now stands at $2 billion, Swaraj said. “Let us take inspiration from ancient philosophy of Yoga and join hands to create a more resilient Nepal,” Sushma Swaraj said. Sushma Swaraj is on a two-day visit to Nepal.