CII to send relief materials for the quake-hit victims - pledges all support
CII has already started mobilising support from the Industry towards immediate relief operations in Nepal. A CII – “India & Nepal Task Force on Earthquake Relief Operations”, has been formed and would be chaired by Mr Sanjiv Goenka, Past President, CII.
“The Task Force would coordinate and extend support from the Indian Industry towards providing immediate relief to the earthquake affected victims in Nepal and parts of India, specially West Bengal and Bihar”, said Mr Sumit Mazumder, President, CII.
“We are in touch with Indian Embassy in Nepal, Nepalese Embassy in India, External Affairs Ministry in India, the Control Rooms in India & Nepal and also the affected State Governments in India. CII has also started collecting many items including - ready to eat food, water, tarpaulin, biscuits, blankets, tents, essential medicines, etc for immediate relief to the earthquake affected victims in Nepal, added Mr Mazumder.
The Federation of the Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has requested CII for help and support of the Indian industry. They have requested CII for some relief items, which we have arranged and are being despatched to Nepal.
“After coordinating with various Government Agencies and local authorities, an interim assessment of the situation has been done and CII shared the urgent essential requirements with its membership, requesting them to contribute”, Mr Mazumder further stated.
The recent natural calamity affecting thousands of people is most unfortunate. The loss is tremendous and needs all our help today. CII stands by the distressed and is committed to provide all possible support.
27 April 2015