The Indian Government extended a grant of NPR 1.6 billion to Nepal for earthquake reconstruction activity in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts on June 10, 2019.
The grant will help 50,000 Nepalis rebuild their damaged homes devastated by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri presented a cheque worth NPR 1.6 billion to Nepal Finance Secretary Nepal Rajan Khanal, according to the Indian embassy’s statement.
India will partner with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to provide socio-technical assistance for Nepali house owners to rebuild homes in line with Nepal Government’s earthquake resilient home guidelines.
India has presented a total of NPR 4.5 billion in grants for Nepal housing reconstruction works.
On the occasion, the Indian Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the Nepal Government for the partnership and assured that India will remain committed to the completion of Nepal’s earthquake reconstruction activity.
The Nepali side in return appreciated the continued efforts and generous support of the Indian Government.
Earlier in February 2016, Nepal and India also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth USD 100 million for the reconstruction of 50,000 private houses in the aforementioned districts.