KATHMANDU: Some days after the monsoon rain adversely affected some districts of Far Western Region, Chairperson of Interim Election Government visited the flood affected area and take stock of the situation there.
Regmi reached to Darchula district, where flooding in the Mahakali river swept away 122 houses and government offices, and received information about the situation of flood victims and also initiatives taken by government authorities for their relief.
The team make an onsite and aerial inspection of Darchula , Kanchanpur and Kailali,among other flood -hit districts, that were affected by recent flood s due to incessant rainfall.
The other members of the team are Minister for Home and Foreign Affairs Madhav Prasad Ghimire, Minister for Physical Planning and Infrastructure, and Co-operative Chabilal Panta, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology and Irrigation Umakant Jha, the Chief Secretary, the Home Secretary and the Energy Secretary.
During the visit Regmi also directed to resume the government services soon by reinstating those government offices, which were destroyed and swept away by the floods.
Meanwhile, the government has decided to allocate Rs. 500 million for the reconstruction of physical infrastructure including roads, and drinking water projects, which were destroyed by floods in Darchula district.
The floods in Mahakali river due to incessant rainfall from mid-June had swept away many houses of general public including 13 government offices at the district headquarters, Khalanga. The floods also directly affected more than 300 families.
The government has decided to provide Rs. 35,000 as a relief to the each displaced family for the time being. Different relief materials including food, clothes and medicines would also be provided to them.
The District Natural Disaster Relief Committee in the presence of political parties would distribute the relief materials including the amount to the flood victims.
Regmi also directed the bodies concerned not to allow the shortage of essentials including food and medicines, and to open the obstructed roads as well as to start construction works of embankments.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed that the Nepali pilgrims at Badri Kedar of India were being rescued by the Indian government. They have been reportedly left stranded due to landslides and floods that have hit the region following incessant rainfall.
Spokesperson at the Foreign Ministry, Arjun Bahadur Thapa, said the Nepali pilgrims stranded after the disaster at Badri Kedar of Uttarkhand in India were being rescued by the Indian government upon the request of Nepal government.
Seventy out of some 400 Nepalis stranded have already been airlifted to safe camps of Dehradun and Rishikesh of India, he added. “Nepali Embassy in New Delhi is in constant contact with the Indian rescuers and doing the needful to rescue the affected Nepalis. And, there has been no any Nepali casualty reported,” said Spokesperson Thapa.
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