Authorities prioritise endangered communities for land distribution
Nov 15, 2014-
Khadka said they brought Gyanimaiya Kusunda, 76, to Ghorai on Thursday and helped her fill out a form. “We did not care about possessing land earlier as our ancestors spent their lives in forests. Now we need land as we want to live in villages,” she said.
Keshar Bahadur Kusunda said they are finding it hard to live in villages as they do not own land. “The commission’s drive to provide us land has encouraged us,” he said. Bamshi Kumar Sharma, a member of the commission, said the number of Kusunda, Raji and Paltharkatiya families in the district is 14, 12 and one, respectively. He, however, said officials could not find some families in their homes.
Concerned authorities said some communities are on the verge of disappearance due to the lack of favourable environment. Dhan Bahadur Kusunda, chairman of the Kusunda Development Society, said some families from the community have started living in villages. He said many families are facing problems to acquire land as they lack citizenship certificates. Tikaram Ghimire, member-secretary of the commission and chief of the District Land Revenue Office, said they have prioritised endangered communities in distributing land.
Published: 16-11-2014 09:16