Minister Thapa overseeing relief distribution in West

Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa held a meeting here today with the concerned bodies that are providing reliefs to the flood victims in Banke, Bardiya, Dang and Surkhet districts.

As per the direction of the Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Minister Thapa is visiting the disaster-hit areas to study the effectiveness of relief distribution.

On Saturday, 11 different clusters formed under the Banke District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee reported their progress reports to Minister Thapa.

The clusters were formed to facilitate the relief distribution tasks and manage the necessary goods, foods, drinking water, medicines and alternative resettlement bids to the victims.

After getting the reports, Minister Thapa carried out an onsite inspection to the flood-affected VDCs and interacted with the locals.

Similarly, locals urged the Minister to manage their alternative settlement soon and construct the embankment on the bank of Rapti River.

As a result of floods, some 10,165 houses and 50,960 peoples are badly affected in the district, it is reported.

Government has provided Rs 13 million to the flood victims through the District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee.

The relief distribution is still going on in different parts in the district, said Assistant Chief District Officer Krishna Acharya.

Similarly, free health camps have been conducted in the flood affected areas, Acharya added.

Source: THT