ILAM, Nov 19: Former Prime Minister and CPN (UML) senior leader Jhal Nath Khanal has presented 23 different public development plans to the District Development Committee (DDC), Ilam to be implemented in his constituency.
Khanal is the lawmaker from Ilam constituency number 1 and he has presented the plans to be implemented under the Constituency Infrastructure Development Special Programme.
As stated in the budget statement for the fiscal year 2016-17, the government provides the money to the elected lawmakers at the rate of Rs 30 million per lawmaker for spending in the development projects in their respective electoral constituency under the heading "Parliamentarian's Development Fund".
Among the different development projects presented by Khanal are the Fikkal-Panchakanya- Kanyam Ring Road project with an outlay of Rs 4 million, and the Irauntar, Jirmale and Kuwapani Lamitar electrification projects, with an outlay of Rs 2 million each.
Similarly, construction of different roads as Kolbung and Chhabise-Chhiruwa-Uttare Khola- Sriauntu roads and he construction of a community building at Godak are also among the development projects Khanal has presented to the DDC. Each of these projects has been allocated a budget of Rs 1.5 million. Most of the other projects are related to the repair and upgrading of different roads, according to the DDC, Ilam sources. RSS