Complaints outnumber aid deals

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 18, 2016-

The Singati Resource Centre of the National Reconstruction Authority in Dolakha has received more complaints from beneficiaries than the number of aid agreements the reconstruction body has signed with the earthquake survivors in the past three days.  

“We have signed aid agreements with 156 quake-affected households in the last three days, and the number of complaints has already reached 159,” said Labraj Joshi, focal person at NRA’s Singati Resource Centre. 

As part of NRA’s plan to distribute the government-announced aid to earthquake victims to reconstruct damaged houses, the NRA began signing aid agreements with them on Sunday. 

Two commercial banks and six Village Development Committees under the Singati Resource Centre had reached an agreement to distribute Rs 260 million as first installment to the quake-hit households.  

A total of 5,300 households were recognised as genuine quake victims, but people in large numbers have complained that they were left out. 

Out of total households identified as earthquake victims, 3,000 households have opened accounts with Nepal Investment Bank and Rastriya Banijya Bank. The NRA plans to distribute Rs 50,000 to each household as the first installment.


Published: 18-03-2016 08:11

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