GANDAKI, SEPTEMBER 14
Gandaki Province Chief Minister Krishnachandra Nepali Pokharel said that the provincial government provided over Rs 12 million as compensation to flood survivors in the province in the fiscal 2021-22.
At the meeting of Gandaki Province Assembly in Pokhara yesterday, CM Pokharel said that 33 people died, 44 were injured and two were missing in the monsoon-induced natural disasters this year.
Stating that details of the damage on the physical infrastructure were being collected from the local levels and the district administration offices in the provinces, he shared that 502 houses were damaged in the monsoon-induced disasters.
Similarly, the CM divulged that five government offices, seven schools, six community buildings, 25 hydro-power projects, 36 bridges and roads in 176 places were destroyed by flood and landslide.
Meanwhile, 3,770 people from 731 households, who were vulnerable to disasters, were relocated to safer places.
A total of 4,765 people from 1,205 households were provided relief materials worth around Rs 7.9 million, the while remaining amount was distributed in cash as compensation.
The CM also informed that he had visited Chame in Manang district to distribute relief materials to disaster survivors.
Stating that the three-tiers of government had coordinated efforts for rescue and relief and resettlement of disaster survivors, CM Pokharel said each family losing a member to natural disaster was provided with Rs 200,000 by the federal and Rs 50,000 by the provincial government.
The families of the missing were provided Rs 15,000 each as immediate relief, Rs 25,000 for temporary settlement and Rs 50,000 for medical treatment, according to the CM.
A version of this article appears in the print on September 15 2021, of The Himalayan Times.