Government declares 33 local levels of 10 districts as disaster-prone areas
KATHMANDU: The government has declared 33 local levels of 10 districts across the nation as the disaster-prone areas.
The Home Ministry has decided to declare these local levels as the disaster-prone areas till mid-January 2022, exercising the power provided by the Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management Act- 2074 BS.
According to a source at the Ministry, 20 local levels of six districts in Sudurpaschim Province, 11 local levels of three districts in Province 1 and two local levels of one district in Lumbini Province have been declared as disaster-prone areas.
Among the 33 local levels of the 10 districts, one sub-metropolitan city, four municipalities and 28 rural municipalities have also been declared as the disaster-prone areas, the Ministry said.
Anil Pokharel, Chief Executive Officer of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, said that the government has decided to declare the local levels as the disaster-prone areas as the natural disasters like floods and landslides have caused huge human casualties and have affected the areas.
He said that the reconstruction of infrastructure damaged by the floods and landslides will be carried out at the earliest.
Nawadurga Rural Municipality, Amargadhi Rural Municipality, Alital Rural Municipality, Ganyapadhura Rural Municipality and Parshuram Rural Municipality of Sudurapschim Province have been declared as the disaster-prone areas.
Similarly, Thalara Rural Municipality, Bitthadchir Rural Municipality, Khaptadchanna Rural Municipality and Jaya Prithvi Rural Municipality Bajhang have also been declared as disaster-prone areas.
Likewise, Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality, KI Singh Rural Municipality, Adarsha Rural Municipality, Jorayal Rural Municipality and Sayal Rural Municipality of Doti are in the list of disaster-prone areas.
Himali Rural Municipality and Jagannath Rural Municipality of Bajura, Sigam Rural Municipality and Shivanath Rural Municipality of Baitadi, Danhu Rural Municipality and Apihimal Rural Municipality of Darchula have been declared as disaster-prone areas.
The Ministry said that Ilam Municipality, Suryadaya Municipality, Phakphokthum Rural Municipality, Mangsebung Rural Municipality, Deumai Rural Municipality and Sandakpur Rural Municipality of Province 1 are also in the list of disaster-prone areas.
Phidim Municipality, Miklajung Rural Municipality, Phalgunanda Rural Municipality and Tumwewa Rural Municipality of Panchthar, Chaubise Rural Municipality of Dhankuta, Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City and Rohini Rural Municipality of Lumbini Province have also been declared as disaster-prone areas.
Earlier, the government had declared Sindhupalchok and Manang districts as the disaster-prone areas till mid-October 2021.