Lawmakers draw attention of govt for immediate rescue, relief

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government, through the Speaker, for the immediate rescue and relief for the landslide and flood victims.

In the Legislature-Parliament meeting held today, the lawmakers said that properties have been damaged and some people have lost their lives in the natural disaster that occurred in various places of the country.

Lawmaker Binda Devi Ale said that at least three persons were killed in landslide and many were injured in Kaski on July 1. She further drew the attention of the government to carryout measures to control landslides and flood.

Similarly, another lawmaker Rabindra Adhikari urged the government to make arrangement of relief to the victims immediately.

Stating that around 1,500 houses are at risk and 30 houses have been completely damaged at Tilathi of Saptari, Adhikari demanded to carry out diplomatic initiative to resolve the problems surfaced at the Nepal-Inda border areas every year.

Likewise, lawmaker Agni Prasad Sapkota complained about the problems faced by the Sindhupalchowk road accident injured ones for their treatment as they could not get medicine.

Another lawmaker Dilli Prasad Kafle drew the attention of the government to resolve problems as hundreds of houses are at risk of natural disaster at Tilathi of Saptari.

Lawmaker Surendra Yadav said that the government was reluctant in addressing the various natural problems seen in various places across the country.

Similarly, lawmaker Bikas Lamsal drew the attention of government to provide the reliefs to flood and landslide victims of Kushma Municipality of Parbat district where five people were recently killed in natural disaster.

Lawmakers Umesh Yadav and Shiva Chandra Chaudhary urged the government to implement the measures to control the rivers in Tarai as they are annually eroding the lands in the district.

Likewise, Lawmaker Shyam Kumar Shrestha said that the price reducing in petroleum products had no meaning as it was just nominal. He further opined for fixing the price of petroleum products scientifically.