LAHAN, JANAKPUR, BARA, July 5: Though the government vows to carry out development projects sensibly every year, the authorities are yet to take a break from their yearly routine of constructing and widening roads in a rush in Asar (mid-June to mid-July), the last month of the Nepali fiscal year. A number of such projects are underway in the Terai districts. Workers are seen extremely busy filling potholes and widening roads even amid rainfalls. Drainages and sewers are also being repaired overnight. Locals have slammed ‘this heavy misuse of budget’.

RAUTAHAT, June 23: As the current fiscal year is near about to end, authorities in towns and villages are in a huge rush to complete developmental projects. To prevent freezing of project budget, last-minute implementation of development projects, commonly referred to as ‘Asare bikas,’ is taking place in several areas of Rautahat district.