NRA meet proposes additional Rs 100,000 reconstruction grant

Published On: September 26, 2016 11:27 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: As announced by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal earlier, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has proposed to provide additional Rs 100,000 in housing grant to quake victims whose homes were destroyed during last year's earthquake.

During NRA's steering committee meeting held at Singha Durbar on Sunday, Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyewali proposed to provide Rs 100,000 in additional to Rs 200,000 to the earthquake victims.

The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal, who is the chairman of the steering committee. PM Dahal had announced to increase the house reconstruction grant by Rs 100,000 on September 8. 

NRA spokesperson Ram Thapaliya said Prime Minister Dahal has asked the steering committee to meet again on Monday. 

The government has already provided the first tranche of Rs 50,000 as housing grant for 393,677 earthquake victims so far in 12 quake-hit district including Lalitpur district. 

Thapaliya, however, informed that the meeting has not yet to decide when and how will the additional grant be provided.

“Although the government plans to provide the additional Rs 100,000, the source of the fund has yet to be specified,” said Thapalia.

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