Gangtok: More than seventy per cent of the
house damage compensation amount for September-18 earthquake victims has been disbursed in Sikkim, an official said on Tuesday.
"The compensation has been disbursed among seventy per
cent listed victims who have claimed various degrees of house
damage," Relief Commissioner B K Kharel said.
Disbursement of all such compensation would be
completed by October 15, he said.
The total amount claimed by people who suffered house
damages was about Rs 50 crore as per figures compiled from the
districts, he said.
Any complaint against inadequate or late disbursement
of compensation would be verified and erring officials
punished, he said.
While in North Sikkim district, the compensation is
being handed over by the area MLA and panchayats, in other
districts the job is being carried out by block-level