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Landless squatters give a damn to government’s offer

KATHMANDU: Despite the government decision to provide Rs. 15,000 to each family of real landless squatters residing on the bank of Bagmati River in the capital city, none turned up for the assistance on the first day on Thursday.

Following the government decision, some 1,084 people had applied for the assistance and of 190 forms verified, there were only 34 real landless squatters, said the Department of Urban Development and Building Constructions under the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works.

Although the Department began the distribution of assistance on Thursday, none appeared in the Department on the first day.

The distribution will continue until May 2, it is learnt.

Earlier, the government had decided to remove landless squatters living on the Bagmati River bank from Tilganga to Teku Dobhan and provide assistance of Rs. 15,000 to each families of the real landless squatters until an alternative arrangement for their rehabilitation was made. RSS

Published Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2012 | 05:56 AM

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