Print Edition - 2015-06-01  |  Earthquake Relief

Govt distributes Rs 8 billion

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 31, 2015-

The Ministry of Home Affairs said on Sunday that eight billion rupees have been distributed in various quake-hit districts as relief in the aftermath of the Great Earthquake.

According to the ministry, the distributed amount was received from the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund.

The PM’s fund has still Rs 2.10 billion in its account.

The relief fund was distributed through the Nepal Police, Ministry of Urban Development, Armed Police Force, Nepal Army, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transportation, Commerce and Supplies, Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Health and Population.

Among three dozen worst-affected districts, Sindhupalchok has received highest amount of monetary aid (Rs 567 million).

Similarly, Nuwakot has received Rs 545 million, followed by Dhading (Rs 369 million), Dolakha (Rs 350 million), Kavre (Rs 328 million), Kathmandu (Rs 313 million), Gorkha (Rs 280 million), Ramachhap (Rs 222 million), Sindhuli (193 million), Bhaktapur (Rs 146 million), Rasuwa (Rs 130 million)  and Lalitpur (Rs 117 million).

As of Sunday, according to the Home Ministry, 8, 894 people have died in the quake and its aftershocks.

 Among them, 4,798 are male and 3,894 are female. Identification of one dead is yet to be ascertained. The ministry said that 22,221 people were injured in the quakes. Sindhupalchok district has recorded the highest number of casualties, with 3,440 dead, followed by Kathmandu( 1,222), Nuwakot ( 1,080), Dhading (  733), Rasuwa (597), Gorkha ( 440), Bhaktapur (333), Kavre ( 318), Lalitpur ( 174) and Dolakha (169).

Published: 01-06-2015 07:50

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