The Weekend Leader - PM donates a month's salary to quake relief fund

PM donates a month's salary to quake relief fund

New Delhi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi donated one month's salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for assistance to those affected in India by the quake that devastated Nepal, an official statement said on Monday.

The government on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs.6 lakh each for the families of the people killed in the earthquake that also shook parts of India on Saturday.

A compensation of Rs.50,000 is also being provided for the seriously injured.

Saturday's earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, and its aftershocks in Nepal have left over 3,700 people dead and over 6,300 injured.

The toll in India, where over 70 people died in the quake till early Monday, continues to rise as parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have been affected by the temblor. - IANS 

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