Stories By 'MENUKA DHUNGANA'
Schools in Achham have seen an increase in their students’ enrolment rate after the introduction of the mid-day meal programme in the district.
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The construction of Mangalsen Durbar, in Achham district, has been in limbo for the last 10 years. The palace was bombed and severely damaged during the Maoist insurgency.
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Naumati (name changed), a 32-year-old woman of Dhakari Rural Municipality-4 in Achham district, is not in the pink of her health.
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Bimala Bohara has been spending five days of a month inside a shed every single time she has had her period since her early teens. Now 28, Bohara said the worst aspect of Chhaupadi is practising the custom in the cold, when temperatures plummet and it is almost difficult to fall asleep inside the shed.
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Although the government has already criminalised Chhaupadi, the practice of banishing women to secluded huts during their menstrual periods, many people’s representatives, right activists and teachers have been found following the barred practice in various parts of Achham, Bajura and Bajhang districts.
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Farmers of Mangalsain Municipality in Achham district have urged the concerned authorities to control the menace of wild animals in the settlements.
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