BAJURA, MARCH 5
The Muktikot village in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municupality-1 of Bajura district is grappling with acute food shortage.
Due to a drought in the area, agricultural produce could not be cultivated, shared Bal Bahdaur Bishwokarma, a local in the RM.
As a result, around 400 Dalit families in the village have been compelled to live hand to mouth, following which the children, pregnant women and elderly are suffering from various illnesses and malnutrition.
Despite the scarcity of food stock in the area, the federal or provincial governments' attention has not been drawn on the issue. However, the Rural Municipality has been providing some relief amid annual shortage of food supply.
The village is battling with extreme poverty and shortage. The village is situated on an dry hill which is not much fertile.
Although, a small fraction of arable land is available, consequential to drought in the area, the amount of crops and produce cultivated there of does not even suffice for a month, according to another local Aaujani Bishwokarma.