GALKOT, Feb 15: As the human settlements on the bank of the Kaligandaki River are at the risk of inundation and flooding, the embankment near the Maldhunga area of Baglung district has been initiated to safeguard the settlements.
With the excessive excavation of river products, the Kaligandaki River has massively changed its course in recent years, which has posed a threat to the human settlement there.
The Water Resource and Irrigation Division Office said that the embankment is being built to protect the Maldhunga settlement.
In the current fiscal year, Rs 9 million is allocated to safeguard the settlements and public properties there. Acting chief of the Office, Jhalak Mohan Ojha said that Rs 6.5 million has been spent so far.
In the district, 14 projects of the federal government and 20 of the Gandaki Province Government for the embankments are in operation in Kaligandaki river, Khathekohola river, Nisikhola river, Badigad river, Daramkhola river and Gaudikhola river and others.
It is said that almost Rs 50 million is allocated for the embankment projects from the federal and provincial governments in the current fiscal year in Baglung district.