Forest officials estimate that 182 sal trees have been cut down at Baldhengadhi in Rainadevi Chhahara Rural Municipality-7, Palpa, in the last month alone. However, locals claim that the number stands at 272.
In a bid to reform the school sector, two local units in Palpa have begun implementing their plan to close all private schools and turn them into community schools in their administrative areas so that children from all backgrounds can have access to an education.
Farmers in the district are reluctant to insure their farm products due to hassles they face in receiving insurance coverage from insurers. Another factor is the low insurance coverage for their expected amount.