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Dadeldhura HQ reeling under water crisis


Himalayan News Service

DADELDHURA: Baghkhor, the district headquarters of Dadeldhura, has been reeling under acute water crisis for quite some time.

Water level in the only water resource, Matarakhola, is receding fast as the region has not seen rains for long. Hotels based in the headquarters have been affected badly due to the water shortage.

With the mercury rising, people in huge numbers are thronging the district headquarters, but hoteliers here have failed to find a solution to water woes, said hotelier Dan Bahadur Bhandari.

Padam Nidal, proprietor, Maheswori Hotel, said he had to shut the hotel for lack of water. No different is the plight of private and government organisations. Ashutosh Khadka, branch manager, Bank of Kathmandu, Dadeldhura, said he has not got water in his tap for over a month. “We all go to a nearby stream to bathe,” he said.

Secretary of Khalanga Drinking Water Consumers’ Union, Yagyaraj Joshi, blamed unplanned urbanisation for the prevailing water crisis.

Vice Chairman of Drinking Water Consumers’ Committee, Prakash Jairul, cautioned that the district might face water crisis for long as Matarkhola, the only source of water, is drying up rapidly. “We have to adopt concrete measures at the earliest to save Matarkhola,” he said.


We are all fed up with the anarchy and fear created by the Maoist and we know that they cannot run the country and we do not want them. They are the same group of rubbish leaders making fool of the innocent Nepalese people. Protests against the Maoist should be held around the country so that we can send them a strong message that we are all fed up with your politics. Good on you Dadeldhura.............its time for the rest of the country to rise.........we can all make a difference........we do not need to be threatened by this impotent party who has no vision for the country....... SURESH AYER, amritsar punjab

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