CHITWAN, June 27: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, CP Mainali, has said that providing a lump sum of Rs 200,000 to the earthquake survivors as demanded by the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, was not possible.
DPM Mainali, who arrived here today to inspects the projects running under the Ministry, said so while taking to media persons.
He said that it was not possible to provide a lump sum of Rs 200,000 to quake survivors as the donor agencies would not be agree to provide the amount to the quake victims in a lump sum.
The Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare further said that it would be effective to provide the amount in installment as there was also chance of not constructing houses while providing the amount in a lump sum.
Stating that talks were underway to address the demands of the opposition party, he said that although the amount to be provided to quake survivors could be increased even after making some changes in the working procedure, the government could not provide the amount in a lump sum even it wishes.
Responding to a query, DPM Mainali said that it would be appropriate to carry out probe into the case if there was politics was done in the name of earthquake survivors.
He said that the government was ready to provide relief to quake survivors of all districts not only of 14 districts. RSS