Displaced families living under open sky

Ninety-seven households, who were displaced after a massive landslide at Silichong Rural Municipality two years ago, are obliged to live a harsh life for lack of their proper resettlement plans.

In the landslide occurred two years ago at Besinda village in Sankhuwasabha district, 11 persons had gone missing and 97 households were displaced.Currently, those displaced households are living under the tarps.

The affected households have bemoaned for indifference of the stakeholders for their resettlement. Of those 97 households, 25 are in Chitre, 12 in Bakhaltumtar and others in the district headquarters, Khandbari, and are living temporarily, according to rural municipality chairman Bhupalraj Mewahang said.

We lack sufficient budget to support them for the building construction, Mewahang said.However, the rural municipality has decided to provide Rs 550,000 each to the displaced households for supporting them in their building construction.

The rural municipality and District Disaster Management Committee have already purchased 69 ropani of land at Rs 13 million at Bhairedanda in Kandbari Municipality-7 to resettlement 55 households but decision has not been happened yet for the building construction.



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