BIRGUNJ, JULY 3
He had a great hope that the paddy saplings he had recently planted in 10 kattha of land would yield enough grains to last his family the entire year, but the hope of Ranjit Chaurasiya of Amarpatti, Bindabasini Rural Municipality-4, Parsa, was shattered after rainfall inundated his field.
His 10 kattha paddy field is now submerged in water following three days of incessant rainfall. He is not only one he who has suffered.
Over 150 bigha land of hundreds of farmers in Amarpatti of Bindabasini has been inundated, and the crops planted there damaged.
The problem is not this year's only though. Every year, farmers in places such as Amarpatti, Madhubal and Gardaul have to bear huge loss due to monsoon-related disasters.
Locals blame the Indian side for the problem saying that water accumulates in excess in Nepal as the villagers in Shishawa of India have blocked the flow of water from Nepal.
"While the Indians have blocked the natural water flow from Nepal, more houses have been built on Nepali territory. This has blocked water flow and caused the inundation problem," said rural municipality Chair Shreelal Sah Kanu.
According to Kanu, the district administration is aware of the inundation problem, but has done nothing to address it.
Meanwhile, the problem of inundation is also common in other local levels of the district.
A version of this article appears in the print on July 4 2021, of The Himalayan Times.