PANCHTHAR — A local level body in Paancthar has focused on providing facilities to the people by discarding its own ease.
The Kummayak rural municipality – reeling under perennial drinking water crisis – made the declaration of supplying drinking water to the people in its first village assembly. Now it is distributing water after completing the tanker purchase process under a programme crafted to distribute water in affordable price.
The rural municipality has purchased tanker along with a tractor for Rs 4.5 million. Municipality’s Chairman, Jaya Bahadur Chemjong, said the office would identify the wards hit hardest by the drinking water crisis before distribution.
The locals had earlier been compelled to purchase a liter of water for two rupees or more. Chemjong said now the locals are finding it easier to run household works and operate hotel business.
The rural municipality will be distributing a liter of drinking water for 60 paisa until the completion of the Tamor Lift Drinking Water Project – the second largest after Melamchi project in the country.
Local hotel entrepreneur, Devendra Kumar Sambhahamfe said, “The rural municipality has provided us with drinking water at an affordable rate as we have to buy water to drink.” Sambhahamfe was of the opinion that the municipality must focus in the villages as the service is currently centered in marketplaces. The Yasok Bazaar along consumes 50,000 to 60,000 litres of drinking water on a daily basis.
Yasok Drinking Water and Sanitation Consumers Committee Chair and ward no 1 Chairman, Devendra Kumar Lawati, said the drinking water project is struggling to provide 20,000 to 25,000 liters of water on a daily basis.Follow @gorkhapost
Rape cases rising in Tulsipur High Court’s desk
DANG — The High Court Tulsipur in Dang last fiscal year settled 602 cases. As stated by court registrar Shreelal Poudel, in the period, the court registered 413 new cases and the number of cases in pending case (previous years) were 373. Of the total 786 cases, the court gave its final hearings on 602 cases.
The records show that among the cases filed in the period, the highest number is about rape which is figured at 88 and 70 have been already sorted out legally while 18 are under sub-judice.
Similarly, the cases registered seeking divorce were 21 and among them the court finished its proceedings on 19 cases.
The court has set up the civic help desk and arranged for free application writing facility, making the service system technology-friendly.Follow @gorkhapost