Questions and Answers DocumentThe Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) compiled in this document have been submitted through partners and communities across the earthquake affected areas. Additional questions for inclusion can be shared via firstname.lastname@example.org or through the relevant HRRP District Coordination Team. The responses provided have been gathered from relevant Government of Nepal (GoN) bodies, and have been formally and informally sourced. The information provided is not official, but is correct at time of publication and will be regularly updated as required. The HRRP ‘Briefing P ack’ compiles many of the source documents referred to in the FAQs.
A rapid geological assessment was undertaken by the Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) at 117 critical locations in the second half of 2015. The NRA has since completed a large scale geo-hazard risk assessment to determine areas that are at risk of landslide or other geo-hazards.
The results of the surveys conducted by DMG and NRA have been published by the NRA and the summarised results are available here. The HRRP has mapped the location of category 2 and 3 settlements which require mitigation works or resettlement respectively.
Households that need to be relocated are eligible to receive the 300,000 NPRs GoN reconstruction grant. The NRA has published a policy for the disbursement of a grant of up to 200,000 NPRs for purchase of land for households that must relocate.
No, you should not start reconstructing your house until you check if your land has been assessed and what category it has been determined to be. You can consult the results of the geo-hazard risk assessment here. You can also consult with the Rural / Urban Municipality officials. If your land was found to be category 1 then you can start reconstructing. If it has been found to be category 2 or 3 you should not reconstruct. If your land has not been assessed, you need to consult with the Rural / Urban Municipality officials to request that your land is assessed.
As per the NRA policy, the households must identify the land they wish to relocate to. The land identified for purchase should be registered with the District Land Reform and Revenue office. The NRA will provide the grant of up to 200,000 NPRs directly to the District Land Reform and Revenue office. If the land costs more than 200,000 NPRs, the household will have to pay the difference themselves.
- Which GoN ministry / department is responsible for carrying out multi hazard risk assessments?
- How can communities find out if their land is at risk?
- Where land is deemed at risk and a community will not be permitted to rebuild in that location, will the households still be eligible for the housing grant? Will they be provided with any additional support?
- My land is in vulnerable to landslide. Should I start reconstructing my house?
- We heard that NRA has decided to give 200,000 NPRs to households whose land has been identified as at risk so that they can purchase new land. Will they have to pay for the land first and then get back the money back, or will they get it in advance?