Nepal declared its three districts in the Kathmandu Valley as the crisis-hit zone, in order to curtail civil rights in order to demolish and clear the infrastructure damaged by the quakes and reconstruct them.
A Cabinet meeting on 15th June 2015 decided to declare the Kathmandu Valley districts – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.
Points to Remember:
- The decision was made based on the provisions in the Natural Calamity (Relief) Act, 1982.
- Nepal is still recovering from two major quakes and several aftershocks that have killed nearly 9,000 people and left a trail of destruction.
Nuts and Bolts of Nepal
- Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia.
- Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by land mass.
- Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Indian Siliguri Corridor and from Bhutan by the Indian state of Sikkim.
- Capital: Kathmandu
- Official Language: Nepali
- President: Ram Baran Yadav
- Prime Minister: Sushil Koirala