Freed tillers get new houses as part of govt rehabilitation plan

Bajura, September 18

At least seven freed tillers were provided with new houses in Bajura today.

Chief District Officer Dhan Prasad Sharma Poudel, on behalf of Freed Tillers’ Rehabilitation District Coordination Committee, handed over the houses at Kolti, Thipichour today.

The family of Bhirku Sarki of Jagannath VDC, Rangi Luwar of Bandhu, Dalu Damai of Wai, Lathe Kuhar of Kolti, Laxi Luhar of Kotila and Dhani Luhar of Kotila received the houses. Bhirku is a single woman, who had been facing a hard time feeding her three children after her husband died eight years ago while tilling land for his landlord. “Happiness has knocked on our doors after many years,” said elated Bhirku.

According to CDO Poudel, the houses were handed over to the tillers under the first phase of rehabilitation. The rehabilitation project plans to purchase land, build and repair houses for 30 freed tillers’ families of category A and B in the first phase.

Of them, seven homeless families suffering from abject poverty have been provided with new houses, whereas eight families will be provided with land ownership certificate after purchasing land for them. Similarly, the houses of the remaining 15 families have been repaired as part of the rehabilitation project.