19,717 quake-affected in Rukum West receive first installment of housing grant

Published On: December 31, 2023 07:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

TRIBENI (RUKUM WEST), Dec 31: The people affected by the November 3 earthquake in Rukum West have received the first installment of monetary assistance meant for building temporary shelters. They numbered 19,717.

According to an official source, so far 19,717 beneficiaries in all six local bodies in the district have received Rs 25,000 each, totaling Rs 492 million 925 thousand.  

Assistant Chief District Officer Prabesh Baduwal said although the District Disaster Management Fund allocated the budget for 23,600 eligible beneficiaries, the Local Disaster Mitigation Fund distributed it to 19,717.

The highest number of beneficiaries is from the Aaathbiskot Municipality as they numbered 7,000.

The affected in Banfikot Rural Municipality have been unable to get the assistance amount in absence of the chief administrative officer at the local government, it is said

In Chaurjahari Municipality, the number of beneficiaries is 5,938 while it is 211 in Musikot Municipality, 4,449 in Sanibheri Rural Municipality and 2,069 in Triveni Rural Municipality                              

The District Disaster Fund allocated Rs 590,200,000 to the local fund and the first installment is yet to be received by 3,091 beneficiaries. The District Administration Office has said that it has so far identified above 28,800 beneficiaries for the earthquake assistance.


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