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Quake-affected in Sankhu may be denied subsidy
- earthquake rebuilding
Local residents who do not possess land ownership certificates have demanded that the concerned authorities provide them the documents
Dec 11, 2015-Around half of historic settlers in Sankhu Bazaar in the district are likely to be denied concessional loan and subsidy for rebuilding their earthquake-damaged houses as they do not posses land ownership certificates.
In a public hearing programme organised in Shankharapur Municipality on Thursday, respondents said that 45 percent of households in Sankhu Bazaar do not possess land ownership certificates (lalpurja). They said that former royals allowed their families to use the land under the birta system, a form of privileged landownership, and that their land has not been transferred to their names under the current land management system.
But land ownership certificates are a must for claiming these subsidies. In the public hearing programme, earthquake-affected people demanded that Sankhu Survey Office and Land Revenue Office distribute land ownership certificates through a special field team to all those who are deprived.
Land Revenue Officer Umesh Dahal, Survey chief Bhagwat Shah and Shankharapur Municipality chief Durganath Gautam assured the quake survivors that they will be provided with land ownership certificates. Dahal informed that works have already begun towards that end and his office has already started working on around half a dozen applications they have received.
Published: 11-12-2015 08:13