The District Administration Office (DAO) of Rautahat has started deploying security personnel at gasoline stations in rural and border areas of the district to control smuggling of petroleum products to India, where petrol and diesel are expensive than in Nepal.
More than 30 Bhutanese nationals received Nepali citizenship certificates from the Area Administration Office in Chandranigahapur of Rautahat 12 years ago, providing false details. The incident came to light only after District Police Office arrested one Thakur Prasad Neupane in Gaur two years ago.
The construction of 400kV Hetauda-Dhalkebar-Duhabi transmission line has come to a halt after the District Forest Office prevented the contractor from installing transmission towers in the forest area.
The Sunkoshi-Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project envisages diverting water from the Sunkoshi River to the Bagmati River to irrigate 122,000 hectares of farmland in Rautahat, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi and Bara districts in the Tarai.