Rautahat, September 7

Residents of Rautahat’s Durga Bhagawati Rural Municipality-3, Matsari, who suffered losses due to the hailstorm in March, today submitted a memorandum to Minister of Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa through Chief District Officer Govind Prasad Rijal.

Matsari locals were worst hit by the hailstorm of March 30. A delegation of locals led by Durga Bhagawati Rural Municipality-3 chair Dharmendra Kumar Jha submitted the memorandum to CDO Rijal.

The locals have sought compensation for the damage caused by the hailstorm.

“Though the administration had taken stock of the damage by the natural disaster, no compensation has been provided by the government , which is unfortunate,” said the victims. CDO Rijal informed that his office had sent the details of the damage to the centre. “As per the data some 4,857 families are to be compensated for the damage,” he said.