Snowfall affects normal life in Bajura, farmers happy

Published On: February 5, 2021 10:52 AM NPT By: RSS

BAJURA, Feb 5: The district has witnessed snowfall since last night. With heavy rainfall, chilling cold has badly affected normal life of people across the district.

However, the snowfall has brought happiness to the farmers as it helps them to revive  winter crops which were wilted because of dryness. 

The snowfall which normally occurred two months ago has occurred now. Milan Rokaya, a farmer from Gaumul Rural Municipality, who was worried over crops yield, said, "We were in despair over loss of crops but the snowfall finally occurred." He expressed optimism that this would also prevent disease on crops.

On the other hand, traders have been worried over the obstruction of the roadway after snowfall as this makes it difficult to supply goods. 

The local administration has urged everyone to wear warm clothes and eat warm food to curb the chilling cold triggered by snowfall. People are not able to take the livestock to pastureland. Similarly, children and elderly are bearing the brunt of the cold.

It is the first time Bajura saw snowfall this year. The upper belt of the district such as Badimalika Rural Municipality, Budhinanda Rural Municipality, Triveni Rural Municipality, Gaumul Rural Municipality, Swamikartik Rural Municipality and Himali Rural Municipality got the snowfall while the lower belt is currently facing rainfall. 

Similarly, neighbouring Humla district also got the blizzard which has elated the farmer. The District Police Office, Humla, informed that the upper belt of the district witnessed snowfall and the lower belt the rainfall last night.

Kharpunath, Simkot and Namkha Rural Municipality have been blanketed with snowfall causing severe cold.

It is, however, beneficial to the wheat, barley and uwa crops. "Snowfall is beneficial to agriculture," said a local from Baraigaon of Sarkegad Rural Municipality-6 Man Bahadur Aidi. It is the third time Humla received the snowfall this year.

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