GORKHA, June 16: A total of 3,258 locals of Gorkha district, the epicenter of last year's earthquake, are set to receive their first installment grant amount for the reconstruction of their quake-damaged homes. According to Local District Officer Narayan Acharya, Rs 163 million has been set aside for the quake victims of Hansapur, Saurpani and Barpak VDCs.
Each household will receive Rs 50,000. “We have recently received the budget allocated for the victims and it will be deposited in their bank accounts very soon,” said LDO Acharya. “We have sent Rs 30.8 million for 765 victims of Hansapur for distribution three weeks ago, while 1,138 Barpak victims received Rs 57 million. Likewise, Rs 68 million has been allocated for 1,155 quake victims of Saurpani.”
The data shows that the quake had damaged 58,000 houses in the district.