The relief material will be delivered in multiple consignments under "Operation Insaniyat", with the first tranche to be flown to Chittagong by an Indian Air Force plane later on Thursday evening.
The assistance, according to an External Affairs Ministry statement, was extended in response to the "humanitarian crisis being faced on account of the large influx of refugees
Dhaka had earlier sought New Delhi's help in addressing the problems faced by the Bangladesh
government as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims
have entered that country after fleeing persecution in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state.
The relief material consists of items required urgently by the affected people, namely rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, ready to eat noodles, biscuits, mosquito nets, the statement said.
"India has always responded readily and swiftly to any crisis in Bangladesh, in keeping with the close ties of friendship between the peoples of India and Bangladesh.
"India stands ready to provide any assistance required by the government of Bangladesh
in this hour of need," the statement said.