Food crisis in Barekot Rural Municipality

  September 10, 2018 By: INSEC

There is a food crisis in a Barekot Rural Municipality of Jajarkot from the last two months after the crops were destroyed by the hailstones, shortage of rice in a food depot and disruption of road at the same time.

Locals at Sakla, Nayakwada, Ramidada and Rokayagaun are in severe food crisis after there is a shortage of food in this Rural Municipality. Local vendors could not transport food to these places due to the disruption of transportation after landslide and flood.

Birendra Basnet of Barekot Rural Municipality-5 said that locals are about to face starvation due to the shortage. The food depot is closed for a long time as there is no food.

CDO Lalit Kumar Basnet had urged food depot central office in Kathmandu and Supply ministry to deliver food however it has not been decided yet according to Rural Municipality chairperson Mahendra Bahadur Shah.

Some of the local vendors have stock of rice and they are charging high price for it. The price has been doubled and if the situation remains like this, there will be starvation in this rural municipality.

Dinesh Kumar Shrestha