The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) today extended the authority to Central Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) under Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) to spend Rs 20 billion. CLPIU has been authorised to utilise fund for reconstructing houses damaged during earthquakes of last year.
CLPIU will mobilise this fund to distribute Rs 50,000 as first tranche of government’s aid for reconstructing houses of survivors in 11 quake-hit districts. Less than seven per cent of the total 531,937 beneficiaries have received first instalment of government’s aid in four-and-a-half months since grant distribution started on March 13, from Singati of Dolakha district.
After receiving the authority from NRA, the CLPIU will delegate the authority to District Administration Offices (DAOs) to resume grant distribution to quake survivors that has been stalled since the beginning of this fiscal, June 16.
As many as 474,444 beneficiary households have yet to receive the first tranche of the government’s aid of Rs 200,000 to reconstruct their houses.
A version of this article appears in print on July 27, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.