26 April, New Delhi
The Centre has announced a compensation of 2 lakh rupees to the families of those who lost their lives in the earthquake across parts of India.
Home Secretary LC Goyal said, five teams of National Disaster Response Force, comprising 45 personnel each, have been dispatched to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for conducting rescue and relief operations.
Rijiju said, rescue and relief teams have been sent to Patna, Supaul, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Gopalganj in Bihar and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
He said paramilitary personnel have also put on alert so that they could be deployed at a short notice.
Indian Air Force planes have brought back 544 Indians from Nepal, so far.
India has sent several aircraft, carrying relief and medical supplies and a 40-member disaster response team. Fifty doctors have already reached there to provide emergency services.