Twenty-five landslide displaced families to get new homes this DashainLandslides at Limgha and Thulolumpek in Gulmi district had claimed 13 lives and displaced around 100 families last year.
As many as 25 families displaced by last year’s landslide at Satyawati Rural Municipality in Gulmi district are getting new homes this Dashain.
The construction of houses has been completed in Limgha and Thulolumpek settlements with the financial assistance of the federal, provincial and local governments. Another 27 houses are still under construction and likely to be completed within a month.
“Ten new houses in Thulolumpek and 15 others in Limgha have been completed. We are preparing to hand over these houses to the landslide displaced families on the day of Bijaya Dashami on October 26,” said Parishwor Dhakal, chairman of Satyawati Rural Municipality.
Two separate landslides in Limgha and Thulolumpek had claimed 13 lives and displaced around 100 families last year.
The local government had identified 79 houses as vulnerable to landslides and decided to relocate them as well.
According to Dan Bahadur Rana, the ward chairman of Ward No 4, an integrated settlement has been constructed for 27 households of Thulolumpek while 14 houses have been constructed at Khotdanda for the displaced families of Limgha.
The local government had provided Rs 500,000 each to the families whose homes were completely destroyed in the landslide while the provincial government had provided Rs 350,000 each to the families whose homes were partially damaged.
The local government had purchased land to build integrated settlements for the landslide displaced families with the financial help from the federal government, various social organisations and individual donors.
According to Ruk Bahadur Rana, the ward chairman of Ward No 3, the local government had provided Rs 4 million and the provincial government Rs 6.6 million to construct houses for the displaced families of Thulolumpek.
“We need more funds to construct homes for the remaining displaced families. We have asked the provincial government for support,” he said Ruk Bahadur.