SURKHET, April 30 -- Five years after being displaced by the ravaging flood of 2014, the victims of Surkhet will finally receive the first tranche of grant for the reconstruction of their houses on Tuesday.

Karnali Province government is planning to distribute Rs 150,000 as the first tranche to the victims from Tuesday.

The massive flood followed by landslide on August 13 and 14, 2014, had killed 115 people and rendered 1,045 people homeless.

Those displaced by the disaster are still sheltering in makeshift tents. The provincial government has sanctioned Rs 313 million for the flood victims.

"We have sanctioned Rs 300,000 for each family. Of which Rs 150,000 of the first tranche will be distributed on Tuesday," said Naresh Bhandari, m...