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1,100 lower caste ‘Dalit’ family houses left stranded in Dolpa, Western Nepal

Tripurakot

DOLPA: A total of 1,100 houses in Dolpa being constructed under the Janata Awas program have been left stranded. The houses in Tripurakot Ralli of ward no. 1 of Tripura Sundari municipality, Western Nepal remain incomplete after the second installment for the same was not released.
The Janata Awas program is run by the government for providing housing facilities to the low income Dalit communities. This program is under implementation around the country. Of the total 1,100 lower caste ‘Dalit’ families eligible for the funds, many received the first installment of Rs. 50,000. However, no funds have been released since the past two years, leaving our home stranded, said Tanka Sunar of Ruma in ward no. 2 of the municipality.
As a result, only the foundation work of the houses has been completed. Meanwhile, some have also complained of not receiving the first installment.
Staff at the Federal Unit Office Gopal Sarki said the program is now under the responsibility of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure. The program has been implemented in then nine village development committees of Dolpa.

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