Around 1,400 houses inundated in Bardiya

Published On: October 11, 2022 04:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BARDIYA, Oct 11: Around 1,400 houses have been inundated due to floods in the Karnali River at Rajapur Municipality and Geruwa Rural Municipality in Bardiya district, following incessant rainfall since last week.

Most families in the area have been displaced after the flood water in the river entered the settlements. Chief Administrative Officer of Rajapur Municipality, Arjun Subedi said they have been providing lunch to the flood victims by running messes at seven different places. 

Similarly, the flood has also damaged paddy crops in the flood-hit areas this year too. The flood had swept away the crop last year as well, said a farmer Bhumisara Chalaune. 

Another farmer Sundari Tharuni said they would face a hard time this year as the flood has damaged the paddy crop this year too. She complained that they did not get any compensation for the paddy crop even after details of damages of paddy crop were collected last year. 

Mayor of Rajapur Municipality, Dipesh Tharu, said no human casualty was reported in the incident yet but paddy, food and houses have been damaged. 

It has not been possible to tame the Karnali River due to the lack of sufficient budget with the Karnali River Management Project, he added.


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