Local units in Jumla proiritize education, health, tourism, infrastructure
June 29, 2019 08:20 AM NPT
By: DB BUDHA
JUMLA, June 29: In its policy and program for the Fiscal Year 2019/20, Tila Rural Municipality of Jumla has prioritized infrastructure development, education, health, and tourism sectors.
The rural municipality is preparing to announce itself as a literate rural municipality by December. It has also focused on developing playgrounds as well as disabled and children-friendly infrastructure.
Policy of running classes in English medium in all the schools, forming youth clubs and running youth samsad (parliament) program are adopted by the rural municipality.
The rural municipality is also prepared to operate 'vice chairman with mothers celebrating Golden Thousand Days' program.
Bishnu Maya Budha, vice chairman of the rural municipality, said that it has presented policy and programs to purchase ambulance, establish laboratory in every health post, operate special health camps, and resolve the problem of scarcity of medicine.
The access to clean drinking water will be expanded by building one tap in each home. Hydroelectricity, irrigation, climate change, waste management, crisis management, and organizational infrastructure are the priorities of the policy and program, according to Budha.
Tila Rural Municipality has presented the budget of Rs 30.52 million for FY 2019/20.
Similarly, Tatopani Rural Municipality of Jumla has prioritized development of education, roadways, health, and tourism sectors. It has adopted the policy to formulate plans to acquire prosperity through agriculture, youth self-employment and tourism.
Nawaraj Neupane, chairman of Tatopani Rural Municipality, said that they have presented policy and program to end unemployment by developing the concept of 'one house, one entrepreneur', and continuing the policy of providing loans to youth without unbounded returns. One homestay each in eight wards of Tatopani will be operated for rural tourism management.
Likewise, Patarasi Rural Municipality of the district has also presented a model of policy and programs. The rural municipality has authorized a policy of depositing Rs 3,000 in the account of each newborn in health post to minimize mother and child mortality rate.
"Pregnant women don't visit health post for regular checkup and they don't deliver babies in the hospital," shared Lachiman Bohora, chairman of the rural municipality, "We have introduced programs to encourage pregnant women to visit health posts."
Patarasi has also put emphasis on tourism, agriculture, and education. The rural municipality has launched a policy to provide a special 50 percent subsidy on the higher education of deprived children under 'learning in education' program.
Hari Bahadur Bhandari, chairman of Guthichaur Rural Municipality said that it has given priority to 'digital rural municipality' and infrastructure development.
"We have launched the policy of letting a person stay in consumer committee only once," Bhandari said. The rural municipality has focused on issues like youth self-employment, helping deprived community, and assurance of social security.
Meanwhile, Chandannath Municipality has launched programs like 'mayor employment program', 'mayor with citizen program', and 'deputy mayor youth self-employment program'.