‘Sindhu survivors to get aid in a month’

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 11, 2016-The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said that it will distribute Rs 50,000 as the first tranche of the housing reconstruction aid within a month in Sindhupalchok district. Speaking at a programme in the district on Tuesday, the NRA Chief Executive Officer, Sushil Gyewali, said the earthquake-affected families will receive the first instalment of the aid within a month. He also said that  donor agencies have assured to provide Rs 410 billion to speed up the reconstruction work. Eighty percent of the pledged money will be released immediately, Gyewali added.

The NRA has already signed housing reconstruction aid agreements with 300,000 quake-affected families in 11 districts.Chief District Officer Gokarnamani Duwadi said the NRA sub-regional office has so far signed housing aid agreements with 58, 875 quake-affected families in 47 VDCs of Sindhupalchok.Without land titles, 1,000 families denied aid KAVRE: Around 1,000 families in Bhumlutar and Phalante VDCs of Kavre could not receive housing reconstruction aid after they failed to produce land ownership documents to claim the government-announced assistance for the earthquake-affected households. Around 400 families in Bhumlutar and nearly 600 in Phalante had been living without land titles for decades due to a dispute over land survey, said Ramesh Prasad Duwadi, the secretary of Bhumlutar VDC. Though these families were included in the aid list, they were not qualified to claim the aid as they could not furnish land ownership documents, he added. 

Published: 11-08-2016 11:50

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