The IT Army has submitted a memorandum to the Nepal government through the chief district Officer demanding implementation of agriculture insurance, pension to farmers, relief and compensation to farmers for paddy crops that were damaged by floods and landslides following the unseasonal rainfall.

The IT Army representatives and farmer leaders, among others, submitted the memo to CDO Krishna Bahadur Shahi at DAO, Gaur in Rautahat yesterday. Issuing a statement, National Coordinator of IT Army Chandra Bhusan Sha said the government would be meaningless if it did not understand the problems of farmers. He said that the government had no time to listen to the plight of farmers.

He added that as many as hundred people had lost their lives, around three dozen people were missing, and many people were displaced and injured in the disaster. "But the government has no time to listen to all these things," he said, adding that the government did not listen even though seasonal crops worth Rs millions were destroyed and many livestock were killed.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 24, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.