India Offers to Help Rebuild Bangladesh

India waived a ban on rice exports to Bangladesh and offered to help rebuild 10 villages worst hit by a recent cyclone that devastated crops and property, Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday during a visit to the country.

India has already pledged millions of dollars in aid for the cyclone-hit nation.

Mukherjee said India was willing to "adopt" 10 coastal villages for rehabilitation and would allow the sale of an additional 500,000 tons of rice to Bangladesh. (Guardian)