Kavre, August 18
Majority of non-governmental organisations that sought permission to carry out relief and other activities in the aftermath of the massive earthquake last year in Kavre, have failed to submit their progress reports so far.
Well over 100 non-government organisations had sought permission from the District Development Office to work in various fields such as health, education, agriculture, drinking water and sanitation.
“There were exactly 163 NGOs, both domestic and international, which sought permission to carry out their activities in the post-earthquake phase, but most of them haven’t submitted their report till date,” informed DDC Programme Officer Maya Bade.
As per data with the DDC, as many as 32 non-government organisations were granted permission to work in the field of women in the district. “Besides them, there were a number of others including 32 organisations working in the education field, 30 in the health sector, 27 in children’s sector and 14 others who wanted to work in constructing temporary shelters,” she informed further.
Bade said Mercy Core Nepal, TPO Nepal, Torture Victims Concern Centre Nepal, Tewa, and Maiti Nepal are among the few NGOs that have submitted their report.
The NGOs are said to have spent around 3.34 billion rupees in the district in the name of various programmes in the post-quake phase.
A version of this article appears in print on August 19, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.