PANCHTHAR, April 14: A total of 115 families belonging to poor and marginalized communities will be benefited by the government's Public Residential Program (PRP) in Panchthar.
The federal and provincial governments (Province 1) will be choosing the beneficiaries from eight local units of Panchthar. A total budget of Rs 38 million has been sanctioned for the project. Indra Bahadur Angbo, Minister for Internal Affairs and Planning in Province 1, informed Republica that this is the first time PRP is being conducted in Panchthar.
A meeting of a committee including the provincial members of the district on Saturday made the decision. As per the work plan, most families receiving the grant belong to the Dalit and Majhi communities. A total of 52 houses will be built in electoral constituency 1 while 63 houses will be built in constituency 2.
Reportedly, the province will be building 20 houses in constituency 1 while the federal government will take the responsibility of the 26 houses. Similarly, the province will make 20 houses in constituency 2 while the federal government will make 24 houses. As
the program will benefit poor and underprivileged people of Phidim, Falelung, Hilihang, Tumbewa, Kummayak, Falgunanda and Miklajung. The government has planned to complete the project within the current fiscal year. However, the committee is yet to select the families whose houses will be built under this program. This will be done in the next ten days.
Each beneficiary will receive a grant of Rs 332,000 but in four installments. The house will be one-story and will have three rooms. This program will offer a huge respite to the families who cannot afford to build their own homes due to their poor financial condition.
"From the next year, we will conduct this program with more effectiveness, to facilitate more people from the Dalit, marginalized and underprivileged communities who are living below poverty," said Minister Angbo.