Kathmandu,5 Nov 2014: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Bamdev Gautam, said the government has been making arrangement for the accommodation and food to the flood victims despite the limited means and resources.
Responding to queries of lawmakers at today’s meeting of the State Affairs Committee, Home Minister Gautam said more amount than the amount deposited at the Prime Minister Natural Disaster Relief Fund was allocated for the flood victims.
He said it was the responsibility of the government to provide relief materials and to take care of the flood victims. So it has been making rightful arrangement.
On the occasion, DPM Gautam expressed commitment to give a special emphasis in implementation of Laws to make road transportation safer.
Although the issue of holding local bodies’ election was a matter to be forwarded on the basis of consensus, the government was ready to hold the election in any situation, he added.
Similarly, Minister for General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit, expressed commitment that he would always provide support in the activities increasing the Committee’s glory and prestige.
In the meeting, the lawmakers had demanded answer from the Home Minister regarding local bodies’ election, the problems faced by flood victims, Civil Service Act amendment and the country’s law and order situation.
Lawmakers–Bishal Bhattarai, Gangalal Tuladhar, Yagya Sunuwar, Rabindra Pratap Shah, Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Yubraj Gyawali— expressed their views at the meeting chaired by Committee Chairperson, Dil Bahadur Gharti.