Charity begins at home

KHALANGA: Nepali workers, who were earlier compelled

to move to India for employment, have

now gained employment opportunities in

their own village.

The workers used to go India in search of work after harvesting the winter crops. Now, they are now busy digging roads in their own village. Currently, around 1,300 workers are directly engaged in the construction of Salena-Melali road section (19 kilometres) in the south and Shree Bhawar Hat road section (24 kilometres) in the noth-east of the district under Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Programme (DRILIP).

Women are also working in the road project. The income level of all communities has also gone up, thanks to the project.