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Madhya Pradesh government collects Rs 9.76 crore donations for Nepal quake relief

Local residents walk past collapsed buildings after Tuesday's earthquake at Singati Village, in Dolakha, Nepal. (Reuters)

Local residents walk past collapsed buildings after Tuesday's earthquake at Singati Village, in Dolakha, Nepal. (Reuters)

Madhya Pradesh government has so far received donations of over Rs 9.76 crore towards relief for earthquake-affected people in Nepal.

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government has so far received donations of over Rs 9.76 crore towards relief for earthquake-affected people in Nepal.

The Himalayan country was jolted by a powerful earthquake on April 25 this year.

"The government has received Rs 9,76,60,398 as donations from people of Madhya Pradesh for relief to earthquake-affected people of Nepal and other areas," a state Public Relations department official said on Friday.

The amount has been deposited in a special bank account opened by the state government. Donations from various cities of MP are still pouring in, he said.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to the people to contribute generously for helping the quake-hit citizens of Nepal.

The donations will finally be handed over to the Centre for further necessary action, he added.

first published:July 10, 2015, 14:09 IST
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