• 3 August, 2020 6:53 pm

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Food stuffs distributed to landslide victims in Jajarkot

Jajarkot, Aug 3

Food stuffs have been supplied at landslide hit areas in Jajarkot district.

Food Management and Trade Company Ltd has supplied food stuffs at Barekot rural municipality where 14 people lost their lives and more than 1,200 people have been displaced due to landslide occurred on July 9.

The company has supplied food stuffs at Ghat and Kauli depots of Barekot. Three quintals of rice have been supplied in the first-phase, said Chief District Officer, Janakraj Panta. CDO Panta shared that the food stuffs have been supplied there at the initiative of Minister for Forests and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet.

The landslide has completely damaged 55 houses at Barekot and 1,200 locals have been compelled to take shelter at school and under tent at open ground. The people of Barekot rural municipality have to depend on imported food stuffs as they have food grains sufficient only for six months. Panta added they are collecting the details of displaced families and damaged houses, adding that the name of affected families would be recommended at the Home Ministry and activities to construct new houses would begin there.

He also urged the landslide victims to contact the District Administration Office immediately if their names have not been enlisted in the list of victims for the recommendation due to some mistake.

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