Kathmandu, July 26
Lawmakers of almost all parties today criticised the government for not being prepared to minimise damage of floods and landslides although the country faces the problem every year.
Speaking at Zero Hour and Special Hour in today’s House meeting, the lawmakers urged the government to mobilise rescue teams and send relief materials to the flood- and landslide-hit areas immediately.
Ram Krishna Yadav of the Nepali Congress said the government had failed to provide relief to the people facing difficulties due to flood in most of the districts of Tarai.
Brijesh Kumar Gupta of the Tarai Madhes Democratic Party said the government had not been able to reach to the flood-hit people.
Bharat Kumar Shah of Rupandehi district urged the government to prevent further damage to life and property in the district from inundation.
Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress headquarters, issuing a statement today, urged the government to search for people who had been missing due to floods and landslides and provide relief materials to the affected people.
The NC said flood- and landslide-affected districts included Jhapa, Sunsari, Saptari, Taplejung, Gulmi, Kaski, Palpa, Kapilbastu, Baglung, Pyuthan and Makawanpur.
A version of this article appears in print on July 27, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.