DDRCs told to come up with action plan
KATHMANDU: Central Implementation, Facilitation and Monitoring Committee on Settlement Relocation headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam today directed 18 District Disaster ReliefCommittees to formulate the action plan regarding the relocation of human settlements and provide it to the Ministry of Home Affairs by tomorrow.
A meeting of the Central Implementation, Facilitation and Monitoring Committee on Settlement Relocation, convened under the chairmanship of Gautam in Singha Durbar, asked the DDRCs led by chief district officers to develop the action plan so as to immediately conclude the relocating process of the designated human settlement to safer locations within 15 days.
The DDRCs have been directed to ascertain the number of VDCs/areas, households and population to be relocated temporarily in view of monsoon rains
The DDRCs have been directed to ascertain the number of VDCs/areas, households and population to be relocated temporarily, details of the areas identified for relocation of human settlement, as well as their accommodation capacity, amount of tarpaulins/ tents/corrugated zinc sheets and other materials necessary for the construction of temporary shelters and their stock available in the district.
The DDRCs are also required to submit the estimated budget needed to purchase the materials which are in short supply and the human resources they need while making the arrangement of temporary settlements.
The Committee has decided to bear all the expenses incurred in constructing the temporary shelters from their respective District Disaster Relief Funds (DDRFs). The DDRFs will seek necessary budget except for human resources from the Central Disaster Relief Fund.
It has also been decided that thematic ministries representing the Committee will give directive to the agencies under their purview to make arrangement of education, health, drinking water supply, sanitation, road, and electricity while also providing necessary resources and means to such district-based offices. It has also decided to induct three more ministries namely finance, forest and soil conservation, as well as land reform and management to make it a 17-member task force.
Earlier, the government had decided to relocate at least 30 vulnerable human settlements of 18 districts to safer places in view of the monsoon rains.