Lawmakers call for prompt relief to flood and landslide affected people
August 14, 2018 04:35 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Lawmakers speaking in the meeting of the House of Representatives today have drawn the attention of the government to the need of managing relief to the flood and landslide affected people at the earliest.
A majority of the MPs airing their views in the meeting of the lower house of parliament complained that the natural disaster affected people have not got relief and compensation yet and they were having to lead a difficult life due to this.
Tek Bahadur Basnet called the government's attention to the need of repair and maintenance of the Rapti highway which is vulnerable to landslide and is blocked almost daily due to this reason.
Damodar Bhandari talked about the disruption of road transport in the hilly districts of the Province 7 due to the frequent occurrence of landslips and floods.
Parbati Kumari Bisankhe said that 160 families were affected due to the landslide and flood in the hilly areas of Lalitpur district and they were on the verge of displacement. She called for providing immediate relief to these families.
Dilendra Prasad Badu said that the local level has been neglected by the government in the recent days although it was the bedrock of the federal system. He also demanded setting up police outposts at the three local levels in Darchula district. He said banks have refused to open their branches at these local levels as there was no police presence there and the locals had to travel to the district headquarters for banking transactions.
Narayan Prasad Pangeni drew the attention of the government to the problem of monkey menace in various places of Syangja district and the need for controlling this. 'Troops odf monkeys have been feeding on and destroying the farmers' crops. What will the farmers eat if this goes unchecked,' he wondered. RSS