MANANG, AUGUST 5
An entire settlement has been inundated and turned into a riverine wasteland due to the massive flooding that occurred on June 15.
Fifty-nine households at Taalgaon in Nasoun Rural Municipality were displaced by flooding in the swollen Marsyangdi River following incessant rain.
They have been living in tents on a hillside above the village and are desperately waiting for their resettlement.
"It is not safe to resettle displaced families in their previous settlement. It has been over one-and-ahalf months since our settlement was ravaged by flood. We are worried that we are not going to be resettled any time soon. We don't know how long we will have to live under the tent," said an exasperated Mohan Gurung, a local.
The whole Taal village is waterlogged at present. It is said that there is no suitable place on the hillside as well for resettling the displaced families. Taalgaon is entirely waterlogged due to flooding.
Kanchhi Maya Gurung said, "We are helpless and can do nothing but merely watch the submerged village.
We had never known this scale of disaster before."
The displaced families of Taalgaon feel that the government should do something to resettle them.
There is little possibility of resettlement at Taalgaon and the locals have urged the government to relocate them to some safer area.
The locals of Taalgaon have been living under tents for one-and-a-half months. They complain that although various organisations have been providing foodstuff to the flood-affected people, there has not been any initiative from the government side.
A version of this article appears in the print on August 6 2021, of The Himalayan Times.