The unseasonal torrential rain from October 17-20 this year incurred huge loss of lives and properties in Baitadi district. Four people died and properties worth millions of rupees were damaged.

Delay in compensation distribution has further worried farmers who lost their crops in the disaster. Complete details of damages are yet to be collected for the compensation distribution process to move forward.

Data from as many as six of the 10 local levels in the district have been collected so far. Details were yet to be collected from Dilashaili Rural Municipality, Pancheshwor Rural Municipality, Melauli Municipality and Purchaudi Municipality.

Meanwhile, Chief District Officer (CDO) of Baitadi district, Rajendra Dev Pandey who left the district a month ago is yet to reassume his position. The administration is currently being run by the officiating CDO Khagendra Bharati.

The details collected so far showed that 30 houses were completely damaged while 45 suffered partial damages.

Likewise, three suspension bridges, two schools, 24 irrigation projects and 15 roads have been damaged.

The cash crops ready to be harvested were also damaged in the rain.

The government had already announced to provide compensation to the farmers whose crops were damaged by the unseasonal rain.

Peasants now seem to be more worried about possibility of famine than the delayed compensation for their damaged crops.