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Newly appointed minister Pun commits for energy development




KATHMANDU — Newly appointed minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has made commitment to take all possible efforts for the development of energy sector in the country, terming the energy sector as the major basis for country’s economic prosperity.

Assuming the office this evening after his appointment, Pun said that he would implement the plans of actions of erstwhile governments and ministers in letter and spirit.

He also vowed to control dillydallying and irregularities in the projects of national pride under his ministry.
Meanwhile, newly appointed Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang pledged to make laws needed as per the spirit of the constitution.

Assuming his office in the Ministry of Law this evening, Minister Tamang said that priority would be given to the task of law formulation required as per the spirit of the constitution.

Likewise, Minister for Agriculture, Land Reforms and Cooperative Chakrapani Khanal said that he would unveil self-reliant agricultural plans for the development of agriculture sector to ensure prosperity in the country.

Assuming his office this evening, Khanal said that a huge amount of money has been used to import goods for our failure to develop agriculture sector properly.

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Similarly, Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet assumed office this evening after his appointment to the minister.

On the occasion, Minister Basnet said that his major priority was to work not to degrade the environment.
“Better performers would be supported and wrongdoers would be booked,” he said.

Furthermore, Minister for Drinking Water Bina Magar assumed the office today itself.

Assuming the office, Minister Magar vowed to work to provide direct benefit to the people as per the nation’s want.
Likewise, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth pledged to work to meet the commitments made before the people.

Assuming his office this evening, Minister Mahaseth said that he would reward the better performer and directed the officials to work for the interests of the country and people.

Similarly, newly appointed Minister for Education and Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel assumed his office this evening.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar





PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

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Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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