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Saptari flood victims get houses

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Locals gathering at a new house provided to flood victims in Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality, Saptari, on Monday, July 9, 2018. Photo: THT

Rajbiraj, July 9

At least 10 families of Tilathi-Koiladi Rural Municipality and Mahadeva Rural Municipality, who were displaced by the floods last year, were provided with houses in Saptari today.

The victims were elated after getting permanent shelters. They had to face a hard time for more than a year after their houses were swept away by floods last year.

After seeing the miserable condition of victims, philanthropist Krit Sharma of Mahadeva had taken initiatives to construct houses for the flood victims.

Besides his own contribution, he got financial support from his kin staying in the USA for the construction of houses. Sharma runs a social organisation called Hamro Samaj Nepal. The construction of houses had started in October last year.

The houses were built at a cost of Rs two million and were handed over to the victims amidst a function today.

Flood victims Triloknath Mishra, Hem Narayan Mishra, Santosh Jha of Tilathi-Koiladi Rural Municipality and Bindeshwor Khang, Chandreshwor Khang, Palat Khang, Rabi Sah, Jageshwor Khang and Rama Khang of Mahadeva Rural Municipality were provided with the houses. Chairperson of Hamro Samaj Nepal Ram Narayan Sharma and press freedom fighter Baidhanath Jha handed over the keys of the houses and certificates to the victims.

Meanwhile, each family received Rs 5,000 cash and two mosquito nets on the occasion.

“Though it is not everything for the victims, I am happy because they have been rehabilitated on time and we helped them when there was no relief for victims from the government’s side,” said Sharma.

 


A version of this article appears in print on July 10, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


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