Manmohan announces Rs.1,000 crore for quake-hit Sikkim

Manmohan announces Rs.1,000 crore for quake-hit Sikkim

"The prime minister announced a Rs.1,000 crore package to Sikkim and also assured all help and cooperation from the central government to fight the tragedy and devastation caused by the earthquake," a Sikkim government spokesperson said.

Manmohan Singh made the announcement during a meeting with Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling at capital Gangtok.

The prime minister earlier made an aerial survey of the worst affected north Sikkim region in an Indian Air Force helicopter. He also met some of the injured at the Sikkim Manipal Hospital here. Manmohan Singh leaves for New Delhi by 4 p.m.

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