Rural development programme in Dang

Tulsipur, December 13

Chief Minister Rural Development Programme has been implemented in all backward rural municipalities of the district. Among 10 local levels in Dang, the programme has been launched in seven rural municipalities.

Currently, Shantinagar, Dangisharan, Rapti and Gadhwa rural municipalities have been running the programme, while it was implemented in Babai, Banglachuli and Rajpur rural municipalities last year, according to Provincial Assembly member Rewati Raman Sharma.

Every rural municipality has got Rs 5.2 million for carrying out development work that focus on the upliftment of the Dalit, women, minorities and backward communities.

“Smart village project will be launched in the district this year,” added Sharma. According to him, villages deprived of electricity would be provided solar energy on 90 per cent grant. The provincial government will provide the grant. There is a plan to ensure pure drinking water to every household within three years. Quality education, health and income generating skills are other priorities for the communities that are backward in economic and social indicators, according to Sharma.