Forty per cent of women in Karnali province are found breastfeeding their infants within one hour of their birth.
Chief Minister of Karnali Province Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said that the Bheri and Karnali corridors will get top priority.
Jumla used to struggle for enough number of doctors earlier. Now, the district is producing doctors itself from the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS). For the current academic session, the KAHS has been allocated 30 seats for MBBS. The academy started running MBBS course since 2021 with 20 seats. “Several students are arriving for admission in the available seats,” said Dr. Dinesh Bastola, coordinator of basic medical sciences at the KAHS.
Karnali, Aug 4: Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Jeevan Bahadur Shahi, has underscored the implementation of the 'Chha Ba' policy for the development and prosperity of the province. The 'Chha Ba (Six B)' policy refers to the development of Bato (roads), Bijuli (electricity), Ban (forest), Bazar (market), and Byabasthapan (management) and Bichar (mindset). Chief Minister Shahi said that the 'Chha Ba' concept has been incorporated in the policy and programmes of the provincial government as well, he said while addressing the annual progress review meeting of the province government organised in Birendranagar today. The province government has promoted the concept of 'Chha Ba' as the foundation for the development and economic prosperity of Karnali province. The Chief Minister said there is no option than to execute the 'Chha Ba' concept for implementing the long-term vision of "Prosperous Karnali, Happy Karnali Folks". "Karnali's prosperity is not possible without the development of roads, forests, market, management and a positive mindset. Development cannot be imagined without roads. Connectivity alone is the first basis of Karnali's development," he said and directed all the ministries and bodies of the provincial government for the effective implantation of this concept. Stating that the development journey cannot proceed ahead without electrification as well, Chief Minister Shahi stressed carrying out electrification, with the cooperation of the federal government, in the five districts of the province which have not been connected to the central grid. The Chief Minister stated that Karnali is the fertile land of forests, valuable herbs to high-value agricultural produce. He stressed on conservation of forests and their judicious utilisation. CM Shahi added that marketing and management of these natural resources were equally important for economic growth. He directed the line ministries and secretaries to start the call for the tender process for the big projects within mid-September in order to achieve 100 per cent progress in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. The annual progress review meeting will discuss the works carried out and the upcoming programs of all the eight ministries of the province government. (RSS)
Sudurpaschim Province chief minister Trilochan Bhatta asserted that leaders purchasing votes to win elections would not engage their efforts for development.
The Halji Phukden Rinjin Ling Monastery in Halji village, Namkha Rural Municipality–6, Humla is unlike any other religious structure in the country in that it can neither be rebuilt nor renovated. This has made preserving the 11th century monastery very difficult.
The government in Karnali Province has given a holiday on the occasion of the Shukla Panchami (Nag Panchami) today. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law shared this information, stating the decision of the Province Council of Ministers.
Literacy rate of Karnali Province is now only 62 per cent. According to the figure, more than 400,000 people in the province still cannot read and write. Kalikot, Jumla, Humla, Mugu and Dolpa of Karnali are yet to be fully become literate.
The air service in Humla has remained disrupted for four days due to bad weather. Flights from Nepalgunj and Surkhet have not arrived here due to thick clouds and continuous rain, the Civil Aviation Authority Office, Humla said.
Limi, a village in Ward No. 6 of Namkha Rural Municipality in Humla district, has finally received 1,100 sacks of foodgrains stuck in Hilsa for the past nine months. During mid-November last year, road to Limi from Hilsa had been obstructed by heavy snowfall. As the obstruction was difficult to be removed, a warehouse was constructed in Hilsa and the foodgrains were stored. "The foodgrains have been brought to Limi by five trucks. The transportation cost has been paid by the ward office," said Paljor Tamang, Ward No. 6 chairman.
Air services have been halted in the Himalayan districts of Karnali, including Humla, due to bad weather since Friday night. Although the flights were prepared to take off from Nepalgunj in the early morning, no flight has been made for two days. Civil Aviation Authority Simkot Branch acting chief Chetraj Bhatta informed that there was no flight on Saturday and Sunday due to continuous rain.
The Lapha section under the Karnali Corridor has been damaged due to rain halting transportation for one week.
Khalanga, July 31 : One person died on the spot when a jeep (Lu.1.Ja. 3734) met with an accident in Kankasundari Rural Municipality-1 in Sinja area of Jumla this morning. The jeep was heading towards Mugu from Surkhet. The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Deepak Tiruwa of Rarachhayanath Municipality-2 in Mugu District, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Narendra Chand of District Police Office Jumla. The jeep driver Dal Bahadur Budha, who was injured in the incident, is being brought to Karnali Institute of Health Sciences in Jumla for treatment. There were five other passengers in the jeep, who are reportedly unhurt. (RSS)