LAMJUNG: As many as 367 households of 16 VDCs, which were hit hard by the recent quakes and aftershocks and are under threat of landslides during monsoon, are to be relocated to safer places in Lamjung.
A recent meeting of District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs requesting necessary assistance for relocating people within 15 days, according to Chief District Officer Shravan Kumar Timalsina.
The committee has demanded budget for leasing land, providing food and tarpaulin for the upcoming four months. According to him, the committee has been searching for state-owned or public land for the purpose. If people settle on their own land, they won’t be provided money under the heading ‘leasing’.
According to the work plan, they have demanded half ropani land, Rs 5,000 for one ropani land, 30 kg rice a month and two pieces of tarpaulin for each family.
Twenty-two families of Ghermu upper Chipla, 77 of Patlegaun, 69 of Dudhpokhari Gairigaun, seven of Ilam Pokhari Tapro, 19 of Ilam Pokhari Mugebazaar, 50 of Bhanuswara will be transferred to a safer place. Likewise, 33 families of Bhojegaun, two of Shreemanjyang, five of Chiti Kusunde, eight of Umliswara, three of Dhodeni, 23 of Hangu, 22 of Nauthar, 16 of Sardikhola, three of bhalayakharka and eight of Tinghare will be evacuated, said CDO Timilsina.
Earlier, the Home Ministry had directed the authority to transfer risk-prone families of Archalbot, Nauthar and Gauda within 15 days.
A version of this article appears in print on July 07, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.