Kathmandu City to provide food for animals and birds during calamity
KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is to feed the stray animals and birds during disaster.
Such animals and birds are on the verge of dying due to hunger following the country-wide lockdown since March 24. Normally, these animals and birds would be fed by people who came for strolling but have gone hungry after the lockdown.
The 43rd meeting of KMC Executive chaired by Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya on Monday decided to make arrangements for feeding the animals and birds ensuring their right to life. The meeting has taken a decision to provide for the stray animals and birds from the fund that it has send to the wards.
“The Centre has released extra fund of Rs 400 thousand to the large wards, Rs 300 thousand to the medium wards and more money to the smaller wards before this for relief and associated works. Decision has been made to add to these funds again if required,” Mayor Shakya said.
Likewise, the meeting endorsed the COVID-19 Relief Distribution Standard, 2076 BS. Mayor Shakya said KMC has made these decisions to give a touch of humanitarian sensitivity to the works being carried out towards prevention and control of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The helpless, destitute and daily wage-earners living in the inner areas of KMC are in problem without food and essentials at present. This standard has been passed to provide the similar type of relief to all the needy people and families after their identification,” he added.
According to Mayor Shakya, the meeting decided to move forward in consultation with the bodies concerned to reach foodstuff to the homes of the needy and to make the supply system smooth and easier.
The meeting has decided to search for space for managing quarantine facility that can accommodate up to 500 people. It has also decided to make the technology-based system more effective for monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
KMC has stated that it would adopt stringent measures to reduce the movement of people in the inner parts of the city.
Published Date: Monday, March 30th, 2020 | 07:54 PM