Relief material distribution takes place through one-door policy: DPM Shrestha

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said the government has adopted a one-door policy to distribute reliefs to the earthquake victims of Jajarkot and Rukum West.

In a press conference organised here today at the Pokhara International Airport after receiving relief materials provided by the Government of China, the minister said the materials would be distributed to the quake survivors through a one-door policy in coordination with the government at all three levels.

“No victim should be forced to live under the open sky. The government is working so they should not sleep on the cold floor and not be deprived of food. All concerned authorities have been directed to ensure the necessary arrangements,” he said.

The government has provided Rs 50 million to each of the affected districts to deal with the consequences of the disaster, he informed. Saying donations from friendly nations continue pouring in, he thanked the donors.

Stating that our country is at risk of natural disasters, the minister urged caution against the risks and possible losses wrought by them. Shortly after the tragedy, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ himself along with a team of health workers reached out to the victims on the ground and assisted in the search, rescue and relief distribution, he informed.

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Chen Song, handed the emergency dispatches from the northern neighbour to the Deputy Prime Minister amidst a programme at Pokhara Regional International Airport. The relief materials include blankets, tarpaulins and so on. Two aircraft from Chengdu Airport in China landed at Pokhara Airport with assistance.

The relief materials worth Rs 280 million included 4,600 pieces of blankets and 600 tarpaulins.


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