First tranche grant to quake survivors from designated banks in Bhaktapur

Published On: January 22, 2017 04:42 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 22: Earthquake survivors of six municipalities of Bhaktapur district would get first tranche of Rs 50,000 grant from Monday.

Local Development Officer, Dhurba Prasad Koirala, said that first tranche grant would be distributed from tomorrow through the designated banks. Eighteen thousand quake survivors of the district would get the grant.

The quake survivors of Bhaktapur are going to get the grant for the reconstruction of private residence after 20 months of the earthquake.

The municipalities in the district have so far signed agreement with 20,150 quake survivors, out of 26,016, for the first tranche grant. The National Reconstruction Authority has certified 26,016 quake survivors for the grant.

Quake survivors, who failed to sign grant agreement due to lack of land ownership certificate even after enlisting in the list of quake survivors, would now get chance to sign the grant agreement.

They would get such opportunity after the Cabinet approved 'Working Procedure related to Quake damaged private residence reconstruction grant distribution-2073' by scrapping 'Working procedure related to quake damaged private residence reconstruction grant distribution-2072.'

More than 6,000 quake survivors in the district were deprived of the grant in absence of land ownership certificate. RSS

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