Thursday Oct 6, 2022
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PM Deuba, Sudurpaschim Ministers discuss post-disaster situation


Nepalnews
2021 Oct 22, 15:57, Sudurpaschim
File photo: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, addressing the programme who is inspecting the flood-affected area in Tikapur Municipality-8 in Kailali district due to the Karnali River. Photo: RSS

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba sat for discussions with the ministers of the Sudurpaschim government about the post-disaster situation in the Province.

During the discussions held at Dhangadhi on Thursday, the ministers advised the central government to announce the disaster-hit areas the crisis-hit zones and announce as well as implement relief packages including the rebuilding programme for the survivors, according to Province Minister for Internal Affairs and Law, Purna Joshi.

Besides, the Province Government proposed PM Deuba establish a ‘basket fund’ targeting the agricultural sector and other areas facing the disastrous consequences and to work together with the province and local governments for the relief of the survivors.

Minister Joshi who also serves as the Spokesperson for the Province Government said, “We have advised the central government to prioritise the post-disaster response.”

In response, the Prime Minister pledged to come up with plans to deal with the post-disaster crisis once he returned to the central capital, Kathmandu.

Province government Chief Secretary Madhusudan Burlakoti met with the Prime minister today and suggested operating the road that has been obstructed due to landslides triggered by rain.

Chief Secretary Burlakoti said," I have suggested managing a separate aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation at Dhangadhi airport for providing air services to the hilly districts of the province."

PM Deuba has returned to Kathmandu today after taking stock of the damage caused by flood, landslide, and inundation following incessant rain in Doti, Bajhang, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Kanchanpur, and Kailali districts.

He was accompanied by Finance Minister Janardan Sharma, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale, former ministers NP Saud, Ramesh Lekhak, and Bir Bahadur Balayar, among others.

Until this morning, 33 people have died and 22 have gone missing in the flood, landslide, and inundation in Sudurpaschim province following incessant rains for three days since October 17. Similarly, 17 houses have been damaged in the disaster.

Thousands of families have been displaced due to the inundation in the Tarai districts of the province- Kailali, and Kanchanpur. Large areas of rice crops have also been destroyed in the province.

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Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba Sudurpaschim Govt Post Disaster Situation relief packages Disaster Survivors Basket fund Agricultural Sector Central Govt floods Landslides Kanchanpur Janardhan Sharma Prem Bahadur Ale inundation
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