Financial aid of 1.6 billion Nepalese rupees to Nepal to help 50,000 people in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts rebuild their houses damaged in the devastating earthquake in 2015. India’s ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over the cheque to Finance Secretary of Nepal Rajan Khanal for the purpose of reconstruction work.
India granted Nepal a total of Rs 4.5 billion Nepalese rupees under the housing reconstruction projects.
India is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The aim is to provide socio-technical facilitation to the house owners to ensure that they rebuild their homes as per the Nepal government’s earthquake resilient norms.
Nepal’s Gorkha the epicenter of the devastating earthquake struck the Himalayan nation in April 2015, claiming over 9,000 lives and damaging 800,000 houses. She appreciated the sustained and generous humanitarian support extended by India for the post-earthquake reconstruction. India and Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for USD 100-million grant to support the reconstruction of 50,000 private houses.