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One-door policy in place for relief distribution to quake-hit areas, Govt. spokesperson says

Staff Reporter Nov 10, 2023

Kathmandu : Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, has said distribution of emergency relief assistance in the recent earthquake-affected areas in Jajarkot and Rukum Paschim districts is taking place through a one-door policy in coordination with the local levels.     

Speaking at a press meet at the Ministry on Friday, Sharma who is also the government Spokesperson said the lead role of the local government has been sought in the relief distribution as per the spirit of the federalism.     

“The relief and rescue efforts are ongoing as per the directives of the Prime Minister he issued upon reaching the affected areas the following day of the November 3 earthquake,” she added.     

Grievances regarding the government response to the disaster have been considered seriously and the distribution of relief materials is taking place on the need basis, according to the government Spokesperson.     

 As she said, it is unimaginable for the government even to think about favoritism in distribution of relief assistance to the earthquake survivors.     

She also took time to say that those physical properties reflecting the Nepali unique architect and cultural heritages would be accorded priority during the reconstruction of the damaged structures.     

The November 3 earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale with its epicenter at Ramidanda of Jajarkot has so far resulted in over 150 casualties and more than 300 injuries, including the casualties in neighboring Rukum Paschim.