A five-member parliamentary team from the Upper House has monitored flood-hit areas in Rautahat. The Chairman of National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has led a team comprising lawmakers Khim Lal Bhattarai, Sarita Prasain, Brishesh Chandra Lal and Pramila Kumari to the disaster-struck areas.
The team has inspected the dams of Lal Bakaiya and Bagmati rivers, and an Indian dam adjacent to Gaur Municipality. They also participated in a program held to collect suggestions from victims in Gaur.
During the program, NA Chair Timilsina said that the team reached flood-hit areas to collect suggestions from flood victims and provide recommendations to the government on disaster management for carrying out the effective rescue operation, relief distribution and future course of actions to be taken.
He added it was necessary to coordinate with federal, provincial and local level governments to address the problems of inundation and floods permanently. Timilsina urged all political parties to help victims by keeping aside their personal or political interests. As many as 15 houses were damaged and more than 70,000 households were affected due to flood in the district.