DOLPA, Dec 29: With the objective of reducing unemployment and uplifting the living standard of people, Jagdulla Rural Municipality of the mountain district of Dolpa has introduced 'one home, one business' campaign.
In the first phase of the campaign, 35 households of ward no.4, Chaurikot, have been provided yaks, according to Narsingh Rokaya, chairperson of Jagdulla. He said that the local unit has sanctioned a total budget of Rs 56 million for animal husbandry in 190 households, agriculture in 314 households, and various other activities in 78 households.
Households in Chaurikot were provided two yaks each while those preferring to raise goats were provided 12 goats each in grant. While the farmers will have to mandatorily buy at least one yak each, they will be provided two yaks each in grant. Likewise, the farmers will have to mandatorily buy eight goats each while they will get 12 goats each in grant.
Non-gazetted officer Keshav Jaisi of the municipality said that this campaign has been launched from fiscal year 2018/19. He added that the farmers will be provided a grant of Rs 96,600 each. Expressing delight toward the new campaign introduced by the local unit, farmer Bhim Bahadur Basnet stated that he would not let the grant provided by the government go waste. 'This for us is a golden opportunity provided by the local government," said Basnet.
Chairperson Rokaya informed Republica that the grant will be distributed to the locals on Saturdays. The local unit will be taking stern action against those farmers who will misuse the grant. According to the rural municipality office, this program will ensure that each farmer will have his or her own income source which will ultimately contribute to equal development of society. Caption: Representatives of Jagdulla Rural Municipality distributing yaks to the farmers.