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Karnali Development Commission to study Hilsa border point

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KARNALI — The Karnali Development Commission is preparing for a study about the Hilsa border point along the Nepal-China border in Humla.

Hilsa is a gateway to the Mansarovar Lake in China and the study aims to systematize the activities taking place in the area.

The Commission has selected Dr Hari Roka as an expert for the study.

The objective of the study is also to develop Hilsa, a naturally beautiful place, into a tourist destination by conserving local resources and heritages.

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Hilsa is a part of Karnali Corridor and the Commission plans to establish a customs office at this point to bring trade activities under the system of law and the study will give feedbacks to the authority concerned to that end.

The study that is estimated to cost Rs 700,000 is expected to be completed within the current fiscal, Commission’s information officer Mohan Prasad Neupane said.

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Over 1,400 children at risk

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JAJARKOT — More than 1,400 children are living in vulnerable situation in Jajarkot, a data reveals.

Women and Children Office, Jajarkot made public the data collected from seven local levels of the district on Monday.

Girl children are found more vulnerable than the boys in the district.

In-charge of Women and Children Office, Shakuntala Acharya shared that 674 male children and 695 girl children have been surviving in vulnerable condition.

Though a large number of children have passed through a wretched condition, the local government is turning deaf to the problem.

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The children at-risk are defined to be orphan, street children and those having poor economic condition of family.

There is high chance that the number of children at risk can go up as data collection is yet to be done in all wards, shared the Women and Children Office.

Some 34 children were rescued this year, the office source added.

Various stakeholders have accused the local government of not allocating any budget for education, food and shelter targeting vulnerable children in the district.

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