New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, along with Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda and Chemical and Fertilizer Minister Anant Kumar, will visit earthquake hit areas of Bihar today and inspect the rescue and relief work carried out by the government. During their visit, they would also be meeting the people being treated at various hospitals.
The Union Ministers, who will also meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, would later submit a report to Prime Minister Modi. Prime Minister Modi had earlier deputed four Cabinet Ministers to Bihar and the border areas of India and Nepal to co-ordinate the relief operations.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is presently overseeing the relief operations in quake-hit areas at the Indo-Nepal border. The Bihar Chief Minister had yesterday directed the government officials to carry out relief work for the affected on a war footing.
Meanwhile, the death toll in India has climbed to 72 with Bihar reporting the highest casualties. Bihar accounted for 56 deaths while 173 were injured. The Central Government has announced a compensation of Rs 6 lakh to the families of those who lost their lives in the earthquake.