Engineers reach Lamjung villages to collect data of quake survivors

- Post Report, LAMJUNG
The CBS has deployed 61 surveying engineers to identify the genuine earthquake victims in Lamjung district

Jan 5, 2017-Twenty months after the devastating Gorkha Earthquake, the government has mobilised engineers in Lamjung district to collect data of the disaster victims. 

A total of 55 engineers deputed by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) have reached the district. Of the total 61 engineers deputed, the remaining six will reach the district within a week.  

The data collection is aimed at identifying the real victims and addressing their problems accordingly.

The engineers will remain in Lamjung for the next two months, visiting the quake-hit villages and collecting data. Each engineer will collect data of 300 to 500 households.  

“After reaching the village, we will first hold group discussion with political parties, teachers and social workers before reaching out to the households,” said Engineer Manish Thapa. 

According to the district data collection management office, data of 24,788 quake-affect households would be collected in the first phase. 

The CBS sent the engineers after the Home Ministry prepared the list based on the verification of local development officer. 

The Gorkha district chief of CBS, Yagya Murti Bhandari, who has been deputed to Lamjung as interlocutor officer, said the engineers will submit the data to the CBI office by March 4.

Published: 05-01-2017 08:32

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