New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Health Ministry and the Indian Red Cross Society on Tuesday flagged off relief material worth around 3.15 crore for the flood affected families in Assam, Manipur and Gujarat.
Health Minister J.P. Nadda said: “We have released the first batch of relief material worth around Rs 3.15 crore containing medicines, mosquito nets, clothes, and will soon send the second batch as well.”
“We will make sure that there is adequate supply of relief material and it reaches to whoever needs it,” said Nadda.
Minister for Development of North East Region Jitendra Singh was also present on the occasion.
The Red Cross units of Assam, Manipur and Gujarat through their volunteers have also initiated immediate response by providing relief supplies to the affected communities from their existing stocks.
Nearly 100 people have died due to floods and thousands rendered homeless in northeastern states, including Assam and Manipur.
In Gujarat over 200 people have died so far due to the flood situation, while more bodies are being recovered.