Barekot Rural Municipality in the district has demanded 9,000 quintals of rice for the rainy season.

Municipality Chair Mahendra Shahi said food stock was needed for the municipality as the road section might get obstructed due to flood and landslide in the areas in the rainy season, resulting in disruption of food supply and food shortage.

Shah added that they have urged the Food Management and Trade Company to provide food subsidy.

Local food production is not adequate for the whole year in the rural municipality and locals are dependent on foodgrain supply from outside. He further shared that 73 families in Barekot Rural Municipality were living under the tents for the past one year as their houses were damaged in the natural disaster last year.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 25 2021, of The Himalayan Times.