India provides financial assistance of NRs 82.8 million for construction of Chhahari Single Women Reintegration Centre at Budhanilkantha Municipality Ward No.7 and for Managla Devi Singh Memorial Girls Hostel Building for Padma Kanya Higher Secondary School, Dillibazar in Kathmandu District.
Memoranda of Understanding were signed for construction of a single women reintegration center and a hostel for girls in Kathmandu as part of India–Nepal Cooperation Program of the Government of India.
The Chhahari Single Women Reintegration Centre, located at Budhanilkantha Municipality Ward No. 7. DDC Kathmandu will construct the building with the Government of India financial assistance of NRs 44.2 for Women for Human Rights (WHR). WHR, which was established in 1994, has been working for rehabilitation and reintegration of conflict affected, vulnerable women and is dedicated towards making its deprived dependent members, empowered independent women. The Government of India is providing assistance for building a shelter for these women.
Similarly, India committed assistance of NRs 38.6 million towards construction of Managla Devi Singh Memorial Girls Hostel for Padma Kanya Higher Secondary School, Dillibazar in Kathmandu District to be implemented by DDC Kathmandu.
The school, established in 1947, is one of the oldest and pioneer in providing education for girls from under privileged background. The hostel facility for these vulnerable girls was needed for a long time. The construction of the hostel building will help in reducing drop-out among girl students and provide shelter and guardianship at hostel.
Apart from these projects, 11 projects at a cost of NRs 454.5 million are at various stages of implementation while 11 other projects have already been completed with Government of India assistance of NRs 223.2 million in Kathmandu District. India has also gifted 40 ambulances, 03 special Medical Vans and 36 school buses to various organizations in Kathmandu. In addition, the Government of India has extended financial assistance of approx. NRs 300 million towards for renovation, restoration, up gradation of various sites of religious, cultural and historical importance in Nepal.
According to a press release of Indian Embassy, the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Program has an outlay of over NRs 75 billion with more than 502 large and small development projects completed or being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal. These development projects mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development have been undertaken in response to local needs and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.