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Province 7 endorses policy and program

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DHANGADHI — The Province 7 government has endorsed the policy and programme unanimously presented at the meeting of provincial assembly for fiscal year 2018-19 on Tuesday.

The annual policy and programe presented by Governor Mohan Raj Malla at the province assembly on June 9 was discussed on 10-12 June.

Earlier, Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta, while responding to the queries raised in course of the discussion of policy and programme, said the province government is working to attain development and prosperity of the province through shared efforts in the context of new practice.

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To queries of opposition party regarding budget spending of the current fiscal year, Chief Minister Bhatta clarified that the expenditure is being incurred within the existing Acts and laws and its detail will be made public soon.

At the onset of the meeting, Minister of Law for Internal Affairs and Law Prakash Bahadur Shah had tabled a Bill regarding operational arrangement for Village Assembly and Municipal Assembly-2075 BS.

A programe is set for the presentation of coming fiscal year’s budget in the next meeting scheduled for June 15.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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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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