Lawmakers demand to provide grant amount of Rs 150,000 to quake survivors

Published On: July 3, 2016 05:51 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 3: Lawmakers speaking at today's Legislature-Parliament meeting drew the attention of the government to distribute a lump sum grant amount of Rs 1,50,000  to each earthquake survivor family to help them reconstruct their home destroyed in the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

Taking special time from Speaker Onsari Gharti, they also demanded that a separate commission be formed to sort out problems facing local people who have been living in various places of Kanchanpur and Kailali for the past 40 years.

Lawmaker Ganesh Singh Thagunna drew the attention of the government to distribute reliefs to the victims and launch rescue operation at the earliest in the areas of Darchula district ravaged by flooding and landslides.

Likewise, lawmaker Yogen Tamang demanded that an investigation should be conducted into the incident at Godabari-based Pushpanjali School in Lalitpur recently where the school building caved in, killing two students and injuring as many as 23 students and the guilty be booked.

Anuradha Thapa Magar demanded that a parliamentary committee be formed to look into quality education the private medical colleges are said to be offering and the Khwopa College be developed into a university.

Similarly, Jayadev Joshi urged the government to provide relief materials to the kin of the three killed in different landslides and flooding in Darchula recently.

Also, Nara Bahadur Thapa demanded that obstructed roads across the country following rains and landslides should be repaired and resumed for traffic at the earliest. RSS


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