NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today donated one month's salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake within the country, PMO said.
Members of Lok Sabha also decided to donate one month's salary for earthquake assistance.
The government has already announced Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) as compensation to kin of those killed. Those seriously injured in the earthquake will get Rs 50,000 from PMNRF.
A compensation of Rs 4 lakh from National Disaster Relief Fund for the kin of those killed has also been announced by the government, raising the total amount to be paid to Rs 6 lakh. Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla presented a cheque of Rs two crore to Modi for PMNRF.
The amount was contributed by the readers of the newspaper "Dainik Savera Times", a PMO statement said.