Stories By 'BASANTA PRATAP SINGH'
Residents of Baddijyawan, one of the remote villages in Bangul Municipality, Bajhang, are compelled to walk for a whole day to reach the nearest health post.
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Drinking water project, using solar power lifting system, has benefited 30 families from Dhami and Bohara clans living in Baddi Jyawan in Bajhang district.People from these families said they suffered for long because of water scarcity. In the past, the villagers walked for at least one hour to fetch a vessel of water.
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Bajhang is poised for the title of liquor-free district as part of its bid to evolve into a model district of Nepal.
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Last month, Sabita Nepali was rushed to the local health centre after her condition continued to worsen. The eight-month old infant, who weighed three kilos atbirth, was recorded at two-and-a-half kilos when shewas brought to the Deura Primary Health Centre in Bajhang.When medical workers at the centre examined Sabita, they knew she needed more than just a check-up—and asked her parents to take her to the Nutrition Rehabilitation Home at the Seti Regional Hospital in Dhangadhi, about eight hours by bus.
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The number of women with land ownership certificate has reached 4,300 in Bajhang after government promotion among the populace in the district to make joint ownership of land, the District Land Revenue Office (DLRO) record shows. A total of 34,456 people have land ownership certificates in the district.
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Many Badi families in Bajhang are turning to begging as their traditional professions have been rendered obsolete by modern sensibilities of society.There are 44 Badi families in Bajhang. They live in somewhat cloistered community, a communal propensity that they developed generations ago when they used to be considered untouchables and were looked down and discriminated by the so-called upper caste people of the Hindu society.
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