‘Create relief fund to help disaster victims’

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 17, 2018-

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has asked all the local bodies to prepare a strategy and create a relief fund to support victims.The ministry made the decision on Monday to alert local governments to be prepared  to minimise losses in the event of disasters. 

Every year, dozens of people are killed and property worth millions of rupees destroyed in the water-induced disasters. 

The Constitution of Nepal authorises the local governments for the preparedness and recovery at the times of disaster. “All the local governments are asked to prepare a strategy to minimise losses in the event of disasters,” the ministry said.

Around 150 people died and dozens more were injured in flood and landslides last year. More than 40,000 houses were destroyed while 150,000 others suffered partial damage in the disaster. The government report shows 1.6 million were affected by the flood and landslides last year. 

Published: 17-04-2018 06:44

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