Non-appropriation of the budget has adversely affected people's residence programme in Tanahun.

Lack of budget has left construction of 286 houses incomplete in the last fiscal.

According to Infrastructure Development Office, Damauli, construction of 63 houses in Suklagandaki Municipality, 35, in Bhimad, 35 in Bhanu and 44 in Byash Municipality, among others, has stopped for lack of budget.

Infrastructure Development Office, Tanahun's, Engineer Bijay Adhikari said that construction of houses was hit hard as the federal government did not provide all the budget for the people's residence programme.

Out of 276 houses, construction of 10 houses is complete while the budget has been inadequate for the remaining houses. The programme is short of 18.7 million rupees to pay for the houses.

Nepal government constructs houses for backward, and marginalised Dalit communities.

The government provides Rs 332,500 to a family under the people's resident programme.

Khum Bahadur Darai of Byash Municipality complained that his dream of owning a home had remained incomplete after they were not provided with the budget.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 27 2021, of The Himalayan Times.