Damauli, August 2
The erosion caused by the Seti River has put over 100 houses of Bhimad Bazaar at risk in Tanahun.
The houses of Buddhiram Lamsal, Suman Kayastha, Shiv Kumar Shrestha, Raju Pariyar, Rajendra Hirachan, Rashu Wagle, Dhruba Bhandari, Keshav Bhandari, Dadhi Paudel are at risk.
Locals fear the Seti River could sweep away Bhimad market at any time.
Seti River Control and Market Management Committee Chairman Buddhiram Lamsal said the river had endangered the houses in Bhimad.
People have been fleeing to safer places at night though they run their business there during daytime.
Chairman Lamsal complained that the government had turned a blind eye to the need to construct a cemented wall to prevent erosion.
Committee Secretary Raju Pariyar said their written pleas to do the needful to the Ministry of Water Resource, Local Development Ministry and the Department of Water-induced River Control had gone unheeded.
Pariyar said as much as Rs 1.5 lakh provided by lawmaker Tukraj Sigdel was spent in installing wires last fiscal.
Locals said that they were living under constant risk of disaster due to apathy on the part of concerned agencies to the need to check erosion.
Bhimad Youth Club Chairman Narayan Prasad Lamsal said that local people were forced to spend sleepless nights when it rained in the area.
A version of this article appears in print on August 03, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.