Gamgadi locals busy as yarsha season approaches

Published On: May 22, 2017 08:17 PM NPT By: Suman Malla

MUGU, May 22: Gamgadi locals have no time to spare ever after the local level election is over now-a-days. 

They are working to a tight schedule as the yarsha picking season, the major source of income for mid-western hill people, is fast approaching. A lot of works have got to be done before entering the forest to collect yarsha, caterpillar fungus.

Yarsha Management Committee has been formed under the rural municipality. Chhiring Kyapne Lama, the chief of Karmang Rural Municipality, said the locals of the yarsha region will be assigned to collect yarsha and mange the revenue collection.

Over 150 locals are heading to collect money-fetching gold rush in the cold dune almost every day. Unless a revenue collection team is deployed in the yarsha region right away, the revenue collection work will not meet the target, said Karma Chhiring Lama, former Vice Chairman of District Development Committee.

Chief District Officer (CDO) of Sarad Kumar Adhikari said preparations are underway to deploy joint team comprising Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF) personnel for the security of Yarsha pickers, yarsha revenue collection team and locals.

Chhapakhola, Chyarku, Tanke, Rimar, Sano Koiki, Thulo Koiki, Hangdang Khola of Mugum Rural Municipality, and some part of Dolphu village to the east of Mugu district are the major areas where yarshas are abundantly found.


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