FNCCI hands over relief to 1,020 flood-affected households

Published On: August 29, 2017 01:44 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, August 29: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) has distributed a family relief package to 1020 flood-affected families in eight districts.

The family package consists of a sack of 25 kilograms of rice, a cartoon of bottled water, a tent and a food cartoon. The FNCCI said it is almost enough to sustain a family for a month. 
Each food cartoon contains 5 kilograms of pulses, 1 kilogram of sugar, a liter of cooking oil, five kilograms of beaten rice, a mini bottle of water purifier, two bathing soaps, a cartoon of noodles and a cartoon of biscuits. 

The FNCCI has been collecting relief materials at its secretariat at Teku, Kathmandu. The collected material is packaged and sent to the district FNCCI chapters, said Anil Kumar Gupta, senior officer at FNCCI who coordinates the relief distribution.

Gupta said the relief materials have been sent to flood-affected families in Rautahat, Saptari, Inaruwa, Janakpur, Gaushala (Mahottari), Nawalparsi, and Gulariya (Bardiya).
Besides the family relief package, the FNCCI has separately distributed 10 kilograms of rice and 3 kilograms of pulses each to 480 families in Bara and Saptari districts. The FNCCI has also dispatched two medical teams along with essential medicines in the flood-affected areas. 

College students in Kathmandu have volunteered for packaging of the relief material. "The relief material we have distributed so far is worth Rs 15 million," Gupta said: "We are collecting and distributing more relief materials." 

The FNCCI has a target of collecting Rs 100 million for its flood relief fund, to which it has initially contributed Rs 10 million.

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