"The Gujarat government has on Sunday conducted a review meeting headed by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel to know about the situation in earth-quake affected Nepal and decided to send 25,000 food packets to Nepal in coordination with Central government's National Disaster Management Authority," an official statement said.

The Chief Minister cited that the state government's team of experts comprising structural engineers, who had experience of dealing with the 2001 earth-quake in Gujarat, is all set to go to Nepal to access the situation in the Himalayan Nation, it added.

The state government is also likely to send a team to provide medical aide to the neighbouring country.

Chief Minister has directed the relief commissioner D N Pandey and CEO in Gujarat State Disaster anagement Authority Anju Sharma to start the process to send the food packets, while coordinating with the Resident Commissioner's officer in Delhi, it said.

At present, six teams of Fire and Emergency Response of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation are ready to join the relief and rescue operations in Nepal after Centre's nod, it said.

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