GALKOT, August 4: Tarakhola Rural Municipality in Baglung is providing monthly allowance to the families of martyrs, disappeared persons and injured.
The rural municipality is set to distribute monthly allowance to the families of those who were martyred, disappeared, injured and mutilated in the course of the armed conflict.
The rural municipality has included the proposal to this effect in the policy and programs of its annual budget passed by its village assembly.
Tarakhola rural municipality Chairman Dhan Bahadur BK informed that the families of the martyrs and disappeared persons would receive monthly allowance starting next month.
The municipal executive meeting has already endorsed a policy to distribute allowance to the targeted families, he added.
A total of 21 people were martyred and two others were disappeared at the hands of government security agencies while four others were killed by the then rebel CPN (Maoist Center) during the armed conflict
Each family of the martyr and the disappeared person would be provided with a monthly allowance of Rs 1,500, BK said.
In case of the injured and disabled persons, their families would receive monthly allowance ranging Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 after verification of their identity cards by the district administration and ward office.
As many as 11 persons had sustained critical injuries in the course of the insurgency in the rural municipality.
The rural municipality has also formulated a policy to provide employment opportunities to the families who experienced a loss of their physical structures during the armed conflict.