Local level seeks geological study for disaster risk assessment

RASUWA: The officials of Uttargaya Rural Municipality in Rasuwa have urged the district authorities to examine the geological situation of the area including Dhakaldanda.

According to the Rural Municipality Chairman Upendra Lamsal, the landslides triggered by incessant rainfall buried about 14 houses and displaced some 40 households at Pahirebesi on Sunday.

As many as 200 families in Kuwapani and Dhakaldanda in the upper reaches of Pahirebesi area are facing problems.

"The people in the area are in panic. It rains much during the monsoon and there is nowhere to take shelter. It is necessary to carry out geological study of the area for assessing the risk so that families could be relocated to safer places," said Keshar Bahadur Blon, chairman of Uttargaya Rural Municipality-4.

A huge landslide has washed away the Manigaon area.

The land near Uttargaya at the place has developed fissures increasing the risk of landslides, said Kajiman Blon, a local.