Kathmandu, September 5:

A steering committee of the Citizens’ Relief Fund (CRF) today met Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.

CRF has already collected Rs 40,47,870.28 and begun distributing relief materials like tents and food in Devkota camp in the flood-hit area. “The Young Entrepreneurs Forum (YEF) is in the area since last week lending medical and other support,” said Binod Chaudhary, president of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI).

“Unlike other relief committees, it’s a permanent fund that will automatically work as and when there is a natural disaster in the country,” said popular cine artiste Madan Krishna Shrestha, urging all citizens to join hands in times of need.

CRF is a permanent network of initially 12 various organisations that have joined hands to help victims of natural disasters. Some more organisations have chipped in.