Govt waives land taxes for quake-hit farmers

The government has decided to waive land revenue for two years to the farmers of the earthquake-hit regions.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday decided to lay off land revenue of the fiscal years 2071/072 and 2072/073 to the farmers of the quake-hit districts, government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Minendra Rijal said.

The government’s fresh decision came out at a time when the quake-affected communities were complaining the lack of relief materials from the government side.

Likewise, the government has decided to give responsibility to the headmasters of the community schools for the distribution of identity cards to the earthquake victims.

Similarly, the meeting has decided to grant 50 per cent subsidy in the import of corrugated zinc sheets since the domestic production merely was not sufficient to cater to the growing demand in the post-quake period. It is said that Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has given directive to Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa to delegate procurement responsibility to the Salt Trading Corporation and National Trading Limited to that end.

Furthermore, Pratik Pradhan has been appointed the press advisor to the Prime Minister. Pradhan, who resigned from the post of editor-in-chief of Nagarik National Daily two weeks back also served as the editor of Karobar National Daily.

Similarly, Ram Thapaliya has been appointed as a honorary advisor to Prime Minister Koirala on natural disaster.

Likewise, Uddhyog Rai was appointed the chairman of Nepal Cultural Corporation and Raj Kumar Rai as the chairman of Films Development Board.

Source: eKantipur