The Bharatpur metropolis in Chitwan has announced monetary assistance worth Rs 10 million for the earthquake survivors in Jajarkot and Rukum West.
The 87th executive meeting of the Metropolis today decided to deposit the amount to the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund, according to Mayor Renu Dahal. The assistance is meant to support the rescue, relief, treatment, reconstruction, and rehabilitation efforts in the disaster-hit areas.
The local representatives have agreed to contribute one month’s remuneration, employees at the officer level’s five days’ remuneration, assistant-level employees three days’ remuneration, secondary-level teachers of three days remuneration, and basic school teachers of two days remuneration to the fund.
Likewise, the remaining funds will be managed by the Disaster Management Fund at the local level. According to the mayor, the entire Bharatpur population has been appealed to to join hands in the efforts to assist the survivors.
The earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter in Jajarkot on Friday late at night, resulted in significant casualties and property damage.