KATHMANDU: A total of 98,201 houses have been listed as beneficiaries of the government grant in 17 less-affected districts.

The recent survey of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has finalised the beneficiary list in the 17 respective districts. As per the survey, a total of 1,036 houses in Arghakhanchi, Baglung (2,375), Bhojpur (5,749), Dhankuta (2,796), Gulmi (4,144), Kaski (6,026) and Khotang (8,443) have been listed as beneficiaries, according to NRA. Likewise, 13,519 houses have been listed as beneficiaries in Lamjung, Myagdi (868), Nawalparasi (872), Palpa (4,652), Parbat (5,269), Sankhuwasabha (1,993), Syangja (8,549), Chitwan (7,335), Solukhumbu (10,794) and Tanahu (13,821).

Beneficiaries will receive government grant for housing reconstruction. A survey in four village development committees — three VDCs of Solukhumbu and one VDC in Lamjung district — has been delayed due to an avalanche. NRA has urged beneficiary houses to sign grant agreement with local bodies to receive government aid for housing reconstruction.