Kathmandu – Panauti municipality has continued distribution of relief materials to the families facing problem in their daily activities following the extended lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The municipality launched the third-phase of relief distribution to the daily wage earners and poor families in the municipality.
The municipality has received relief materials worth around Rs 3 million from different organizations, individuals, cooperatives and civil society after the municipality brought food bank into operation. Mayor Bhim Neupane said that they had already launched the third-phase of relief distribution to poor families and the municipality was in ready position to provide relief materials to poor families every week continuously during the lockdown.
The municipality provided relief package to 1,900 families including the poor families living in rent in the municipality, said senior administrative officer of the municipality, Indra Prasad Adhikari. He added that the wards also distributed relief materials to more than 3,000 families in line with the criteria set by the municipality.