Questions and Answers DocumentThe Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) compiled in this document have been submitted through partners and communities across the earthquake affected areas. Additional questions for inclusion can be shared via firstname.lastname@example.org or through the relevant HRRP District Coordination Team. The responses provided have been gathered from relevant Government of Nepal (GoN) bodies, and have been formally and informally sourced. The information provided is not official, but is correct at time of publication and will be regularly updated as required. The HRRP ‘Briefing P ack’ compiles many of the source documents referred to in the FAQs.
25,000 NPRs from the last tranche (100,000 NPRs) of the housing grant is allocated for the construction / repair of the household toilet and the installation of solar lights, where the construction / repair of the toilet is mandatory but the installation of solar lights is optional (Grant Disbursement Guidelines).
There are currently no NRA approved standards / guidelines to be applied at the time of inspection. However, there are existing standards / guidelines for construction / repair of toilets in Nepal, which are available from the WASH Cluster.
No, it is not mandatory to install solar panels, only the construction / repair of the household toilet is mandatory.
You can contact your Village WASH Coordination Committee (V WASH CC), District WASH Coordination Committee (D WASH CC), and / or the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation (DWSS) for support with this issue. You can contact the District Lead Support Agency (DLSA) focal point and HRRP district coordination team for general advice / information on planned water supply programmes in your area.
- Is there a grant available for household WASH, or is this included in the 300,000 NPRs housing grant?
- Are there standards / guidelines available for the construction / repair of toilets?
- Is it mandatory to install solar panels as part of the third tranche?
- Scarcity of water is making house construction difficult. When and how will this problem be solved?