Mamata distributes relief material at Indo-Nepal border


Siliguri: West Bengal Chief Minister 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.