‘We want to make Bandipur centre of tourism in Nepal’By The Rising Nepal
Its natural beauty and vibrant culture attract thousands of tourists to Bandipur Rural Municipality every year. Its chairman Purna Singh Thapa, elected in 2017 from the Maoist Centre, wants to cash in on this and utilise tourism for the development of the rural municipality. Our Tanahun correspondent Amar Raj Naharki talked to him about his plans for the prosperity of Bandipur. Excerpts:
Agriculture needs commercialisation: Dr. KarkiBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal’s agriculture sector is not developing satisfactorily as billions of rupees are being spent to import food. Farmers here are facing shortage of agricultural inputs, including fertilisers. However, the country has now adopted agro-technology which is contributing to increased production and reduction in production cost. The country which has become self-reliant in eggs and meat is now trying to be self-reliant in cereals. Against this backdrop, Laxman Kafle of The Rising Nepal recently talked...
‘Sustainable development our priority’By The Rising Nepal
We prioritised the construction and expansion of roads which has made travel to and from all the wards very easy. We have also been expanding access to electricity, drinking water and irrigation.
‘We are implementing our election promises’By The Rising Nepal
We are fulfilling our election promises. We are currently working on constructing a smart refreshment centre and a fire station. We are in the process of implementing large drinking water projects and expanding the municipality’s roads.
'We have done a lot for development of tourism'By The Rising Nepal
When we assumed office, there was no infrastructure of any kind in the rural municipality. One of the main things we did was build a road to connect Borekot with the district headquarters with the rural municipality’s own budget. All the nine wards of Borekot have also been connected by road.
‘Jhimruk has put focus on COVID-19 awareness’By The Rising Nepal
We have focused on raising public awareness. We have reactivated the mechanisms formed last year. The people coming from outside are mandatorily required to stay in quarantine for 10 days away without coming in contact with their family members and the community.
‘Tourism infrastructure Khaptad Chhanna’s priority’By The Rising Nepal
Khaptad Chhanna is a rural municipality with an area of 34.48 square kilometres and a population of 15,893. The municipality has seven wards and was formed by merging former Pauwagadi, Lamatola, Majhigaun, Kalukheti, Patadebal and Gadraya Village Development Committees. Barka Bahadur Rokaya, elected from the Nepali Congress
Nepal-Israel bilateral ties are very good and we need to focus on multilateral ones: Ambassador GoderBy The Rising Nepal
I am the one that entered Nepal into the 'Learn and Earn' programme. I want to see more job opportunities for Nepalis in Israel. I also want to have construction workers and workers in tourism in Israel from Nepal.
'Our budget focus is on COVID treatment, control'By The Rising Nepal
Sainamaina Municipality is a historically significant municipality located in the northwest of Rupandehi District. This municipality is located about 15 kilometres north of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, in the foothills of the Chure range. The historically, religiously and culturally important Sainamaina region has also been included in the list of top 100 tourist destinations of Nepal by the federal government. The Rising Nepal’s Butwal correspondent Chhabi Lal Pandey talked to...
Coming three weeks are challenging, chain of infection will break if public health standards are duly followed: Dr. PandeyBy The Rising Nepal
The upcoming three weeks are very challenging for us. Thus, everyone must stay inside and request everyone else to stay in for three weeks to break the chain.
‘People have felt presence of local government’By The Rising Nepal
Duduwa Rural Municipality in Banke district is gradually transforming itself from one of the least developed local levels of western Nepal to a prosperous one. Chairman Narendra Chaudhary says that the local government has succeeded in making the people feel its presence through its work. Our Nepalgunj correspondent Siraj Khan recently talked with Chaudhary about the development works being carried out in Duduwa Rural Municipality. Excerpts:
We have fully implemented our manifestoBy The Rising Nepal
Janaki Rural Municipality in Banke district has lagged behind in terms of development despite being near Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City. The Rising Nepal’s Banke correspondent Govinda Sharma talked with the rural municipality’s chairman Ram Niwas Yadav about plans for its overall development.
‘Marked improvement made in education sector’By The Rising Nepal
Kismat Kumar Kakshapati is the chairman of Khajura Rural Municipality in Banke, Lumbini Province. Kakshapati, who was active in social service before entering politics, was elected from the CPN-UML. Our Banke correspondent Govinda Sharma talked with him about the development works being carried out in Khajura.
Interview: I will be effortful to take Japan-Nepal relations to a new height - Japanese Ambassador KikutaBy RSS
I think Japanese people have a special sense of intimacy toward Nepal, stemming from the beauty of its nature, Buddhism and culture, food, and the people.
Gandaki on path to prosperity: Chief MinisterBy The Rising Nepal
It has been more than three years since Prithvi Subba Gurung assumed the office of Chief Minister of Gandaki Province. In these three years, Gurung has worked intensively to develop the province’s agriculture and tourism sectors. The Rising Nepal’s Smita Adhikari talked with him about his work and the challenges he has faced. Excerpts:
COVID-19 won't obstruct Census 2021: Dr. RegmiBy The Rising Nepal
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), a statistical agency under the National Planning Commission, is conducting the 12th Census from 9 May 2021. It has already concluded training for the facilitators, supervisors and surveyors and is mobilising more than 50,000 human resources in the campaign that happens every 10 years. This time, the CBS is employing information technology and reaching the ward offices for cross verification of the data. Against this backdrop, Modnath Dhakal of The Rising Nepal...
‘We have introduced local curriculum to acquaint students with city, country’By The Rising Nepal
Dakshinkali Municipality (DM) has made great progress in the fields of agriculture, drinking water, road construction and the development of infrastructure of government schools. The municipality has also introduced a social component to the local curriculum which includes information about the geographical, historical and cultural aspects of Dakshinkali Municipality.
We've fulfilled 80% of promises: Lalitpur MayorBy The Rising Nepal
Since the local elections in 2017, Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) has made great strides, especially in heritage and pond restorations. LMC has also taken initiatives to expand cycle lanes and make the city a comfortable place for its residents. Focusing on these topics, The Rising Nepal’s Aashish Mishra talked to Mayor Chiri Babu Maharjan. Excerpts:
We listen to people’s problems in planning: MayorBy The Rising Nepal
In terms of population and geographical area, Suryodaya Municipality is the largest municipality in the eastern hills of Nepal. The municipality, led by Mayor Rana Bahadur Rai, is currently in the spotlight for its “indigenous” development model. Our Ilam correspondent Kokila Dhakal talked with him about what exactly this “indigenous” model was, among other issues. Excerpts:
We have provided water supply to 90% householdsBy The Rising Nepal
Nisikhola Rural Municipality is one of the 10 local levels of Baglung district formed by merging four former village development committees Devisthan, Bohoragaun, Nisi and Rajkut. Until a few years ago, Nisikhola was one of the remotest parts of the district. But now, with 42 kilometres of the Pushpalal Mid-Hill Highway passing through the rural municipality, it is gradually transforming itself into a developed and accessible local unit. The Rising Nepal’s Gandaki correspondent Chandra Prakash...