Jajarkot Quake: over 4000 affected receive first installment

Gopal Kami, 51, stands next to debris of his smashed house. Photo: Sulav Shrestha

Tribeni (Rukum West), Dec 18: A total of 4,282 people affected by the November 3 earthquake in Aathbiskot municipality of Rukum West have received the first installment of government assistance for building temporary shelters.

Over 9,000 have been identified eligible for receiving the earthquake assistance. Each got Rs 25,000 and the amount has been deposited in their bank accounts, according to Aathbiskot municipality acting chief administrative officer Maniraj Shah.

The local government was provided Rs 175 million from the District Disaster Management Fund to assist the disaster affected to manage the temporary shelter.

The amount for other affected will be deposited once their bank accounts come into operation, it is said.