Grievances of quake survivors to be addressed by Feb 11

KATHMANDU: The Central Grievances Hearing Committee under the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said that it will address grievances of the 2015 earthquake survivors left out to be registered in the Authority's record, by February 11.

A meeting of the Committee held on Thursday decided to assign the Central Project Implementation Unit under the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development to conduct on-site visits for carrying out survey, documentation and authentication of such beneficiaries.

The meeting has recommended the Unit to look into the grievances relating to 18,500 quake-survivor beneficiaries and 30,925 non-beneficiaries and to conduct on-site visits to 17,654 quake-hit households and authenticate 3,432 households by February 11, according to NRA Joint-Spokesperson Bhisma Kumar Bhusal.

The meeting has also issued a directive to the respective VDCs and municipalities to publish the names of those verified beneficiaries as the Unit finishes doing the needful.

The next meeting of the Committee would decide on the grievances received for retrofitting of the 19,866 quake-damaged houses in the worst-hit 14 districts, said Joint-Spokesperson Bhusal.

The Authority would call for collaboration from non-profit making organisations for awareness campaigns, encouraging local's participation in the reconstruction, mobilisation of volunteers and publicity.