720 families in 4 districts get 2nd tranche of aid

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Feb 7, 2017-

A total of 720 households in four quake-hit districts have received the second instalment of housing aid, according to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development. 

As many as 600 households in Makawanpur, 73 in Sindhuli, 41 in Gorkha and 6 in Nuwakot who were rendered homeless by the devastating quake of April 2015 have been distributed Rs150,000 each, said Ganeshraj Wasti, chief of Central Project Implementation Unit at the ministry. 

The incumbent government has pledged to increase the aid from Rs200,000 to Rs300,000 to each quake-affected household to help them rebuild their quake-damaged houses. The NGOs working in tandem with the National Reconstruction Authority for the post-quake relief operation handed out the second tranche of the relief aid, said Wasti. 

According to him, more than 20,000 quake-hit households in 14 worst-affected districts have reached an agreement with the stakeholder NGOs in their respective areas to draw the relief aid. 

A total of Rs11 billion was recently released by the concerned ministry to distribute the second instalment of housing aid to 73,000 beneficiaries in 14 worst-affected districts, including Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Okhaldhunga, Sindhuli, Kavrepalanchok, Makawanpur and Gorkha. 

Published: 07-02-2017 08:22

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