Kathmandu, August 19: The floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed at least 13 people and rendered hundreds of families homeless in Nepal. Meanwhile, PM Modi had telephonic conversation with Prime Minister of Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday and discussed flood situation. The Prime Minister Modi also expressed readiness to provide all possible relief assistance.
The Nepali PM official twitter handle posted a tweet that read: “I feel honoured to have received a telephone call from India's PM Modi.” PM Deuba expressed his sincere gratitude for India’s pledge of Rs. 400 million in cash and in-kind as flood relief.
Floodwaters have wiped out Rs 8.11 billion worth of crops as the country suffered record floods from August 11-14 that inundated 31 districts. More than 69000 livestock have also been killed. Property and crops worth billions of rupees has also been destroyed. Over 30 bridges damaged in various parts of Nepal due to flood and landslide. However, health experts have expressed apprehension of spreading water borne diseases.
However, Nepal has decided to accept foreign aid and support for the management of recent floods. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will write to all the Nepali missions abroad about the conditions of accepting such donations.
If any interested foreign donor, individual or institution wants to extend support, it can deposit the amount in the Prime Minister’s Natural Disaster Relief Fund. Such foreign assistance in cash and kind will be accepted till September 15.