Give Us Secured Shelter, Do not Need Grant: Earthquake Victims

  August 31, 2016

Earthquake victims demanded the government to provide them secured shelter despite of grant amount as they are living in a pathetic situation.

The victims demanded for secured shelter while speaking at the public hearing program organized in a coordination of INSEC with Human Rights Network Kathmandu at Kavresthali of Kathmandu on August 31.

The victims said that the Grant amount of Rs 200,000 provided by the government to ward no 4,5 and 6 at Tarkeshwor Municipality to make secured shelter  said that the amount is not enough to make shelter.

They complained that NGOs and INGOs have distributed relief in less affected area. They further accused government of not bringing actual data of earthquake affected victims.

Ward secretary Padma Gajurel of Tarkeshwor Municipality said that there was no prejudice while distributing relief to the victims.

She further said that the victims are compelled to live in a pathetic situation as they are living under the tent.

Representative of Nepali Congress accused government of being bias while distributing relief in this area. They further recommended government to bring clear plan on what type of house can be made with grant amount of Rs 200,000.

Putting his view, Raju Paswan, documentation officer of INSEC Mid-regional  office said that the problems and issues raised in a program will be informed to the concerned body to solve their problem.

Bibek Dhungana