HoR Zero Hour session: Lawmakers call for addressing problems caused by soaring heat

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government to the hardship facing the people of Tarai-Madhes due to the scorching heat since some days ago. Heatwaves and soaring temperatures have crippled life of people, especially in the Tarai, and irregular electricity supply has added to the problem, they said in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives.

Speaking during the zero hour, Pradip Paudel demanded that the government seeks effective short and long term measures to contain the situation caused by the heat, referring to rising temperature to as high as 44 degrees Celsius.
Narayani Sharma called for the government to manage drinking water, health and education for the residents of the bordering area with Dang district.

Prabhu Sah drew the attention of the government to provide compensation to the farmers, whose crops were destroyed by wild animals.

Similarly, Basanta Kumar Nembang has asked the government to contain the spread of lumpy skin disease while Bina Devi demanded the resumption of a sugar mill in Rautahat soon. Binita Kathayat drew the attention of the government to address the demand of Nepali people in Portugal to set up a Nepali embassy there.

Meanwhile, excessive heat in Dang district has caused wells drying up, resulting in shortage of drinking water. “Water taps stopped running from the third week of May. Water scarcity is increasing this year. It seems a severe shortage of water is coming,” said Madan Gautam of Ghorahi-9. Water scarcity has taken place particularly in the wards 6, 8, 9 and 10 of Ghorahi, said the local people. RSS


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