Majority of development projects in Dadeldhura yet to take offAccording to concerned authorities, development plans of the District Infrastructures Development Office and the Drinking Water and Irrigation Office are yet to be implemented due to the shortage of human resources.
A majority of the development projects under the provincial government in Dadeldhura are incomplete.
According to concerned authorities, development plans of the District Infrastructures Development Office and the Drinking Water and Irrigation Office are yet to be implemented due to the shortage of human resources.
A budget of more than Rs 500 million separated for the development of irrigation, drinking water and road sectors in the district has not been utilised properly. According to Bhim Bahadur Saud, mayor of Parashuram Municipality, the provincial government has also not informed the local units about the ongoing development projects in their areas.
“We don’t know about the development projects in our own area,” said Saud, adding that the Ministry of Physical Infrastructures has also formed consumer committees in the local units.
According to a ward chairman elected from the Nepal Communist Party, many of the development plans were selected and implemented in favour of party supporters and leaders. “Houses of the cadres have been filled with gabion wires and other construction materials, but the overall construction work in the area has taken a backseat,” he said.
The provincial government has allocated budgets to upgrade and construct more than 65 roads in Dadeldhura. Six technicians of the District Infrastructure Development Office are assigned to monitor these road projects.
Ram Chandra Khatri, chief at the office, said, “There is no possibility of the ongoing road projects being completed within the current fiscal year. Some road projects haven’t even started.”
More than 75 irrigation plans and 61 drinking water projects are yet to be completed in the district.