6 July, Gorkha: Three hundred and fifteen more Budhigandaki Hydropower Project –affected people have been identified in Gorkha district.

They were identified in course of distributing compensation to hydropower project affected locals of different places in the district.

Coordinator of Compensation Distribution Committee and Chief District Officer, Jitendra Basnet, said that compensation amount has already been distributed to 583 affected people and 315 families have now been added.

Basnet said, “The Committee has decided to send Rs 850 million to the bank account of 315 affected people at Rastriya Banijya Bank.” A total of Rs 2.4 billion compensation amount has been provided to the Budhigandaki affected families so far.

The compensation amount was distributed to the affected families of Ghyalchowk, Bhumlichowk and Farbung VDCs of Gorkha. Similarly, locals of Aarughat bazaar in Gorkha and Khahare bazaar in Dhading have been demanding to determine compensation and its distribution. RSS

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