Over Rs 500m distributed to conflict affected and survivor families in Terhathum


TERHATHUM, July 23: More than Rs 500 million of relief support was distributed to people and survivor families of 10-year armed conflict period in Terhathum district.

Chief District Officer, Bednidhi Khanal, said that such relief amount was distributed to 190 victims of the district. He said that the financial assistance was provided to them recommended by the Local Peace Committee and District Administration Office.

Additional one million rupees was distributed to 78 survivor families. Seventy-one people, nine police personnel and one civil servant were killed in the district during the armed conflict. Out of 81 survivor families, only 78 families have come into contact, said Local Peace Committee Coordinator, Dev Narayan Sambahamphe.

Similarly, one million rupees each was provided to two families of disappeared persons during the armed conflict.

Earlier, Rs 25,000 each was distributed to families of 111 persons, who were disappeared from state-side and the then rebel side during the conflict period. RSS