The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has decided to provide technical expertise to rebuild houses in Nepal, which was recently devastated by an earthquake.
The department on Monday flagged off a 35-seater bus with 4,000 kg of relief material, including food and supplies, for immediate rehabilitation of victims of the disaster.
All the material has been funded by the DDA.
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Headed by Lalit Sharma, Director Public Relations, the 15-member team ranges from a class IV employee to an executive engineer.
According to DDA vice-chairman Balvinder Kumar, the team will be heading to Dhangi village. “Over the last week, we have been in touch with the Embassy after our staff approached us saying they wished to contribute to rescue operations… The Embassy had identified this village for us as most of the relief material is not reaching interior villages. We have decided to rehabilitate 1,200 residents of 100 families in Dhangi,” Kumar said.
Kumar also said the team will prepare a preliminary report on the situation in the area and the material and equipment required to rebuild it.
“Providing material from Delhi will be a task but we will definitely be able to provide technical expertise and funds. We can easily send our junior engineers to help reconstruct homes…,” Kumar said.
The DDA has also purchased steel utensils instead of disposable ones so that food and water can be stored for a longer time.