Govt declares six districts in Sudurpaschim Province as crisis-hit zones

Published On: December 8, 2021 05:15 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The government has announced six hill districts in the Sudurpaschim Province as natural disaster-hit areas. 

A high-level government team headed by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale on October 20 visited the districts to assess the losses of lives and property caused by floods and landslides triggered by off-season rains and recommended to the government to identify them as the crisis-hit districts. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs, based on the same recommendation, announced Dadeldhura, Bajhang, Bajura, Darchula, Baitadi, and Doti as the districts affected by the crisis till mid-February, 2022 as per the Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management Act, 2017 BS. 

Of the nine districts in Sudurpaschim, Bajhang and Doti had suffered massive losses of lives. Unseasonal rains in October resulted in 37 deaths along with the loss of property worth billions of rupees in the province. 

Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality, KI Singh, Adarsha, Jorayal and Sayal rural municipalities in Doti; Nawadurga, Amargadhi, Ali Taal, Ganyapdhura and Parashuram rural municipalities in Dadeldhura; Thalara, Bitthadchir, Khaptadchhanna and Jaya Prithvi rural municipalities in Bajhang; Sigas and Shibanath rural municipalities in Baitadi; Duhun and Api Himal rural municipalities in Darchula and Himali and Jagannath rural municipalities in Bajura have been recognized as the crisis-hit districts by the government


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