KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML on Friday decided to provide Rs 25,000 support to each family which has lost at least one member in recent landslides and floods across the nation.
A meeting of the party’s Central Secretariat presided over by General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel made a decision to this effect, according to Chief of UML Publicity Department and party Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai.
Bhattarai said district committees of the party have been assigned for the task.
Over 70 persons have been reportedly killed in floods and landslides across the nation from beginning of this week.
Meanwhile, the party decided to collect funds from its leaders, cadres, lawmakers and persons who have held political positions upon recommendation of the party for support to the victims of recent landslides and floods.
The party has also directed its local committees and cadres to coordinate with government bodies, security agencies and locals to rescue victims and provide relief to them.
The party demanded that the government immediately manage shelter for those displaced by the disasters.