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DC visits to Dadeldhura
by: RAP 3      on: 27th Feb, 2018

District Coordinator, Mahendra Shrestha (MS) visited Dadeldhura from 22nd  Feb to 25th Feb 2018 as a part of his regular field visits.  He visited one of the Term Maintenance roads (Gaira-Gankhet) on the way to Dadeldhura from Dhangadi on 22nd Feb accompanied with GE and IoW. The next day, MS visited two SMG roads (Bagbazar – Bagarkot – Bhageshwor & Dungri – Seragad – Dewal) to observe the progress and quality of works. On the 3rd day, MS visited two term maintenance roads (Sakayal – Kailpalmandu & Raduwa – Parikhet - Badal). During discussions with workers, Mahendra stressed on safety requirement and mandatory use of PPE by all members regardless of any excuse. On the last day, DC chaired the meeting with contractor along with DTA staff. Further, a separate short meeting was held with DTA staff and provided feedbacks on his observation and findings.

Bikash ko Bato
by: RAP 3      on: 23rd Feb, 2018

Episode 30: Broadcast Date: 25th February 2018

Issue: Expectations and complaint mechanism for local government 

 

This week Bikash ko Bato will focus on expectations of locals from local government and their complaints mechanism for local government. The episode will also mention that it's every citizen's right to get information and file a complaint if their local government is not working properly. This episode will refer to the constitution and different regulations implemented by government that supports and encourages locals to file complaints.

Content Details of the episode are as follows:

 

S. No:

District

Type

Reporter

1

Bajura

Voxpop of locals. They will share their expectations and their role in activities and plans made by their local government.

Gangaraj Pandit

2

Jumla

Report about the dissatisfaction of locals towards their local government. Here locals will share what complaints they have, has it been heard or not. Likewise, concerned person of local government of that particular area will clarify the mechanisms to file a complaint and the problems local government is facing to address it. 

Krishnamaya Upadhyaya

3

Doti

Interview of Manju Malasi, Mayor, Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality.

Here she will give details about the mechanism Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality has to listen and address local complaints. She will also discuss how to address complaints in local bodies. 

Tej Bahadur Oli

RMG Payment through GoN budget
by: RAP 3      on: 23rd Feb, 2018

RMG payment has finally been made through the GoN budget in Parbat DCC. RMGs were paid through RAP3 for two months in August and September 2017. Since then they were working unpaid. They have been paid for three months; October and November 2017 as per English Calendar and Poush 2074 as per Nepali calendar. From now on they can be paid regularly on a monthly basis in this fiscal year 2074/75. 46 RMG groups with 184 members are working on 28 DRCNs of Parbat DCC with technical support from RAP3.

First Interim Payment to SMG
by: RAP 3      on: 23rd Feb, 2018

DTA Achham has released Interim Payment (IPC-1) to all five Specific Maintenance Groups (SMG) on 18th February 2018. As per the agreement, 80% of construction work completed was included in this payment. The payment was distributed in presence of site-in-charge among all group members. Total payment of NRs. 1,084,765 was released to all SMG groups. On average, 31% of total work in all SMGs has been completed with highest progress of 46% in Devkanya ‘B’ SMG of 69DR003 road.

SSDR news in Himal Khabar Patrika Weekly
by: RAP 3      on: 21st Feb, 2018

A news article has been published in Himal Khabar Patrika Weekly on 18th February 2018 about the Sannighat-Syuna-Sipkhana District Road – SSDR (18 km), Kalikot.

 http://rapnepal.com/report-publication/ssdr-handover-news-published-hima...

 

 

 

Yuva Vayus renew contracts between farmers and the businesses they supply
by: RAP 3      on: 20th Feb, 2018

Yuva Vayus, CONNECT's response to the traditional social mobiliser, have been working with CONNECT field staff in Dailekh to renew contracts between downstream suppliers and the businesses they supply. 

Yuva Vayus (YVs) are members of the Micro-Business Clusters (MBCs) that make up MSME Partners’ downstream supplier networks. They are high potential individuals who have volunteered to take a leadership role in mobilizing, activating, energizing and nurturing their MBCs for long term economic growth. You can learn more about Yuva Vayus here.

There are currently 147 YVs in Dailekh, across three of CONNECT's MSME partners' supply chains - Belpata Dairy Co-operative, Hatemalo Seed Promotion Coo-operative and Pawan Agriculture Collection Centre.   The YVs conduct regular meetings with farmers in their MBCs, act as a point of contact between the businesses and farmers and disseminate the training they receive to other farmers in their MBCs. 

We expect YVs to lead the contract renewal process next year as they cement their role as leaders and as a link between their MBCs and the businesses they supply.

Transportation costs in Kalikot
by: RAP 3      on: 19th Feb, 2018

To get construction tools and materials to our sites in Kalikot in 2014 we had to pay RBGs and SBGs to move supplies by hand. Three years ago the Nepali army started the construction of the Karnali Corridor Road which has now reached Sanighat and the origin point of our first road. With this new connection RAP has been able to transport tools and materials by truck, using a contract with a local transporter. Transportation costs have now fallen from the manual rate of NRS 51 per kilogram to just NRs 18 per kilogram, cutting transportation costs to local residents by nearly two thirds.

RBG producer groups get Municipality support
by: RAP 3      on: 16th Feb, 2018

Sixty four RBG formed producer groups are registered and listed with Tribeni Municipality, Bajura DCC. The Municipality Agriculture Section distributed vegetable seeds to these producer groups in February 2018 such as cucumber, and bitter gourd. RBG members have now divided the seeds among their members for planting and are benefiting from their links activities being supported by RAP3 and its new construction projects.

Bikash ko Bato
by: RAP 3      on: 16th Feb, 2018

Episode 29: Broadcast Date: 18th February 2018

Issue: Post Election Management (Updates and Procedures of Budget and Paln Selection by Local Government)

This week Bikash ko Bato will focus on budget and plans made by local government and will discuss how plan selection process has changed in this new governing system and how is it encouraging local's involvement in development process. For some weeks, Bikash ko Bato will discuss about post-election management in targeted districts. Starting with local government the episodes will also move to federal and central government for what they are doing post-election.

Content Details of the episode are as follows:

 

S. No:

District

Type

Reporter

1

Humla

Short SOT of Arjun Dorgi, Administrative Officer, Simkot Rural Municipality, Humla.

He says the steps involved in plan selection of local level.

Ratna Bhandari

2

Dadeldhura

Report about the budget and plans selection process in new federal system.

Mamta Bhatta

3

Humla

Interview of Arjun Dorgi, Administrative Officer, Simkot Rural Municipality, Humla.

Here, he says what kind of plans and how much budget is separated for different developmental projects in Simkot. He will also share how they selected those plans and updates what is done so far.

Ratna Bhandari

4

Achham

Feature about dissatisfaction of locals in Achham. Feature highlights how use of dozer in construction of roads has minimized the chances of employment for locals there.

Tekraj Bhandari

Development progress of Pachkhapan Municipality
by: RAP 3      on: 15th Feb, 2018

Jaljala-Behabare-Wanna (09A00DR) located in Pachkhapan Municipality is one of the nine DRCNs in Sankhuwasabha for which RAP3 is providing technical support. The municipality has started the infrastructure development work after the election of local and province.  The municipality has allocated a Rs. ten million budget for widening, gradient works and gravelling of the road.  The technical focal person has mentioned that the municipality is preparing a perspective plan of interventions of services and facilities as per the accessibility analysis.