DOTI — A fire has destroyed around 1,744 hectares of forest, including community and leasehold, in Doti district on Thursday.
According to Forest Officer of the Doti District Forest Office Badri Kumar Karki, the forest fire broke out in 85 community forests, two leasehold forests and other government-owned forests causing huge damages to the forest resources.
“Though efforts are on to take forest fire under control, the forest area is drying up due to long spell of drought and rising temperature”, he said, “It has made it more difficult to douse fire”.
There are 366 community forests and 196 leasehold forests in Doti.
Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday
KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.
According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.
President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.
As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.
Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.Follow @gorkhapost