Households in unsafe areas to get Rs 2 lakh each to buy land

KATHMANDU: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has recommended the government to provide Rs 200,000 each to households in unsafe areas in the earthquake-hit districts to purchase land in safer areas in order to build new houses.

A meeting of the NRA Executive Committee presided over by Chief Executive Officer Govinda Raj Pokharel on Friday recommended the Council of Ministers to provide the amount to 1,500 households.

Earlier, a task force formed by the post-earthquake reconstruction body to identify unsafe settlements for the purpose of shifting them to safer zones had estimated the amount, said NRA Spokesperson Yam Lal Bhusal.

Meanwhile, the families living in earthquake-torn zones will also get additional grants for the construction of their private houses.

A process has already been started to distribute grant of Rs 300,000 for the construction of private houses in different phases.

The meeting has also decided to enlist additional 15,743 people of 14 districts in the list of the beneficiaries for grants.

After the meeting, NRA CEO Pokharel informed that the teams coordinated by NRA Executive Members would reach the districts to conduct orientations on grant agreement from March 14.