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Team formed to study quake victims’ land

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KATHMANDU — A team has been formed under the leadership of National Farmers’ Network – comprising farmer associations and organisations associated with various political parties – to take stock of the real situation of landless farmers of earthquake-affected districts.

A nine-member team has been formed under the leadership of Bhanu Sigdel, Chairman of the main opposition Nepali Congress’ sister organisation Nepal Kisan Sangh.

Sigdel informed that the task force was formed in a way to submit a report within seven days from the discussion held between National Land Rights Forum and National Farmers Network in Kathmandu on Friday.

The task force would visit districts including Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk and Lalitpur among the earthquake most-affected districts of Nepal.

Following the field visit, the Network would pile pressure on Prime Minister and National Reconstruction Authority to rehabilitate and resettle the landless farmers who have been left in lurch after the devastating earthquake, Sigdel said.

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CCTV cameras lying idle

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BETRAWATI— The CCTV cameras installed at main market area and road side of Bidur Municipality in Nuwakot are lying idle.

As many as 25 sets of CCTV which were installed on the initiative of Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry are now dysfunctional.

The cameras were set up at the cost of Rs 3.5 million. The concerned side has not paid any attention to repair the cameras in the public which were helpful in maintaining security in the areas.

Right now almost all the CCTVs installed in the public places are not in functioning condition, said Basanta Kunwar, Superintendant of Police.

The cameras were installed a year ago in collaboration among the Nuwakot District Development Committee, Bidur Municipality, different banks and financial institutions.

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