Nepal | July 11, 2020

Shortage of daily essentials hits lives in rural municipalities

Himalayan News Service
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Gaighat, August 2

Landslides triggered by rains have disrupted vehicular movement along a rural road, causing acute shortage of daily essentials in Tapli and Lingchungbung rural municipalities of Udayapur.

The rural road linking the two local levels is in a sorry state for want of repair. This has led to acute shortage of daily essentials. Food supply has been disrupted for the past three weeks.

Lingchangbung RM has declared it crisis-hit zone and has sought assistance from province and central governments. Rural municipality Chair Major Rai said the local level was announced crisis-hit zone after natural disasters hit people’s lives. “The local level faces scarcity of edible and as well as non-edible commodities as goods have not been imported for a long time,” Rai said.

He said supply of food items was not possible unless the road was repaired. “We have urged the province and central governments to repair the road pronto,” Rai said. It would take more than three months to repair the road and bring it back into operation, according to Rai.

Tapli Rural Municipality Chair Uddawa Singh Thapa said locals were experiencing acute shortage of daily essentials. “Supply of daily essentials has stopped for the past one month,”  Thapa said, adding “All the shops have run out of goods.”

Thapa said the local level was not able to repair the road.


A version of this article appears in print on August 03, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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