Govt to collect details of quake loss in Kathmandu from next week

KATHMANDU: Collection of the details of loss in the 2015 earthquake inside the Kathmandu Valley is expected to begin after a week.

The data collection scheduled to start on June 15 could not take place due to lack of budget, Central Bureau of Statistics Director, Dhundi Raj Lamichane, told the Rastriya Samachar Samiti.

The government has already collected the data in 11 of the 14 worst hit districts except three of the Valley.

As data collection in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur was yet to take place, the quake-stricken people in these three districts were deprived of the grant assistance the government would provide for house reconstruction.

It is likely that they will be deprived of the grant assistance in this monsoon as well.

The quake survivors, whose houses were completely razed down during the earthquake, would receive Rs 200,000 in instalments after the data collection.

The data collection inside the Valley would complete in a month, according to the CBS.