RSS SANKHUWASABHA, Aug. 4: Relief collection has been begun in Khanbari Bazaar of Sankhuwasabha district headquarters for the victims of floods and landslide in various parts of the country.

Employees of government offices, businessmen, industrialists, and NGOs donated more than 20,000 yesterday, said Red Cross Branch Sankhuwasabha.

The relief will be sent to the Prime Minister?s Relief Fund by collecting until tomorrow, said Acting CDO Krishna Prasad Subedi.

In Khajura, distribution of relief has been continued to the inundation victims of Banke district.

The Banke Red Cross distributed relief in various parts of the district Friday.

The Nepali Congress affiliated Nepal Tarun Dal distributed clothes Friday to victims in Holiya, Betahani and Bankatti.

Likewise, the Nepal National Primary School Gharbari Tole distributed 330 pieces of clothes, said Chairman of the Management Committee of the school Surendranath Sapkota.

Similary, the RRN also distributed foodgrains to the inundation victims.

The Nepalgunj Distributors Association distributed relief to 40 people in Bhattitole, 50 in Ganeshpur, 560 in Bankatti, 200 in Nepalgunj Mesafir Khana and 100 in Salyani Bara, said Association Chairman Madan Krishna Shrestha.

In Kaski, the Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry has provided an assistance of Rs. 50,000 for the flood and landslide victims of different parts of the country.

The amount is deposited in the relief fund established by the FNCCI, President of the PCCI Deepak Shrestha said.

The FNCCI has said the amount and materials collected will be reached to concerned districts with coordination of the respective chambers.

In Saptari, the Saraswoti Community Development Forum, Berhauwa, has distributed relief materials to the flood victims of five VDCs of Saptari district.

The forum distributed relief materials to 49 persons of Kushaha, Madhupati, Daulatpur, Pipra Paschim and Hardiya VDCs of the district.

The victims received 12 kg of rice and one tarpaulin each, said Chairman of the Forum, Dilip Chaudhari.

In Khaseuli, some 700 houses including cowsheds have been damaged by the flooding in Rupandehi district, said the District Police Office, Rupandehi.

Some 54 houses in ward No. 6, 32 in ward no 2 of Siddarthanagar municipality, 71 in Asuraina VDC, 72 in Thumuwa Piprahawa, 41 in Majhagawa, 41 in Farena, 43 in Rohini have been destroyed by the flooding.

Likewise, some 17 households have been destroyed in various VDCs of Dadeldhura district.

The victims have been provided Rs. 10,000 to 15,000 on the basis of loss.

(Source: The Rising Nepal, 2007-8-5)