News

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.

Successfully completion of Resilience Audit in Bajura
by: RAP 3      on: 15th Feb, 2018

Resilience audit of two under-construction DRCN roads viz. Maure-Toli-Chhatara (16.6 km) and Maure-Kailashmandu (11.3 km) has been undertaken by Bill Seal, Chiranjivi Sharma, Bishnu Ram Bista and Geologist Prakash Das Ulak from 7 to 10 February, 2018 by walking from end point throughout the entire alignment. The road has been constructed adopting labour based environmentally friendly and participatory (LEP) approach. The road is earthen surface and is designed and constructed following Nepal Rural Road Standard 1998.The main objectives of the resilience audit are to examine the adequacy of the current new-built civil engineering structures particularly water management structures, bio-engineering techniques, and propose opportunities for missing structures, assess the maintenance approach and provide plan of action including intervention measures to improve climate resilience of the road infrastructure as far as possible.

Benefits of Rural Roads: Post construction for DRCNs in DOTI
by: RAP 3      on: 15th Feb, 2018

DTA Doti had an official visit from the Senior Economist Dr. Kamal Banskota accompanied by Mr. Indu Raj Joshi to analyze the benefits of rural roads in Doti. The duo visited Doti on the 9th of February and were in field visit on the 10th. The visit was directed to understand the direct and the indirect impacts of road infrastructure development on the rural community. The visitors had an informal meeting with DTA/CONNECT team, STOS, SMEs, HDs in Doti. The meeting was focused on the identification of pocket areas where substantial economic development was observed as a result of road infrastructure development. The team also interacted with Chairperson of K. I. Singh Rural Municipality Mr. Lokendra Shahi at Ranagaun to assess the direct impact of RAP through its various phases in the district.

Yuva Vayus in Dailekh graduate level two
by: RAP 3      on: 14th Feb, 2018

Yuva Vayus (YVs) in Pawan Agriculture Collection Centre (PACC) and Belpata Dairy Cooperative's (BDC) supply chains have graduated to level 2 having completed training, increased their production and maintained regular contact with farmers in their MBCs and the businesses they supply.

In addition to principles of MBC management PACC YVs recevied training on production of seasonal and off-seasonal vegetables, pest management and control, and vegetable marketing and management and BDC YVs received training on quality milk production, shed maintenance, and marketing of milk.

 

Bikash ko Bato
by: RAP 3      on: 9th Feb, 2018

Episode 28: Broadcast Date: 11th February 2018

Issue: Impact Story and Feedback Collection of BKB 

This week Bikash ko Bato will include feedback and impact stories of program’s listeners. For the last two weeks, the Bikash ko Bato team were in the field visiting Bikash ko Bato radio listeners in Mugu and Kalikot and collected their feedback, including listeners’ stories and positive changes which are included in this week’s episode. Also the RAP3 road opening in Raskot is included in the news section of the program.

Content Details of the episode are as follows:

 

S. No

District

Type

1

Kalikot

Deuda Song about development by listener Dharma Raj Tamrakar

Reporter : Prem Raj Simkhada

2

Mugu and Kalikot

Voxpop: What do you like about radio program Bikash ko Bato? BKB Team

3

Mugu and Kalikot

Voxpop: Do you like the language used in program? Did it help you to understand the content? BKB Team

4

Mugu

Monologue: Janma Laxmi Hamal shares how BKB program has helped to minimize child marriage in her area. She wants more information on it. BKB Team

5

Kalikot

Monologue: Lal Mani Simkhada shares how he came to know the disadvantages of Chaupadi and how he changed his way of thinking after listening the program. BKB Team

6

Kalikot

Interview: Bharat Sunar shares he got to know about self employment and was encouraged to do something in his own area. He shares how these days’ youths of his area are searching employment opportunities in their own native place. BKB Team

7

Mugu

Interview: Samjhana Shah shares innovative ideas she got from BKB. She says she and her female friends have made a small womens group and have also asked her students to make small group for extra activities. BKB Team

Skilled women workforce in Achham
by: RAP 3      on: 9th Feb, 2018

‘Laganshil’ group - a Specific Maintenance Group (SMG) working at 69DR018 – consists of 16 members, out of which 12 members (75%) are females. With the experience gained while working in SMG, most of the female members in this group have gained skills in construction of road infrastructure such as gabion and dry stone retaining wall. This group was formed last year in the first year of SMG piloting. ‘Surja Rawol’ (Chairperson of this SMG) says that initially locals were not convinced they could perform work as skilled manpower. She added her group was highly motivated to complete contracted specific maintenance works last year just to prove that women can also become part of a skilled workforce. Ultimately, they have boosted up their confidence as continued their work in SMG this year.

Safety priority for Road Building Groups
by: RAP 3      on: 9th Feb, 2018

RAP3 Mugu is giving high priority for the safety of road construction groups by providing First Aid Kit (FAK) to all RBGs/SBGs/RMGs/Drill teams before mobilising for work. The replenishment of first aid materials takes place at regular, monthly intervals. As part of this effort, the DTA team stores first aid materials in Gamgadhi. First aid materials are distributed to groups on the recommendation of Social Development Officers via respective Social Mobilisers.

Active participation of women in road construction, Mugu
by: RAP 3      on: 9th Feb, 2018

Bhume Road Building Group (RBG) comprising of 18 females and 2 males is involved in Gamgadi-Dhaina-Dhulachaur road construction at chainage 2+440 near Gamgadi. The members are local inhabitants of Chattyal Bada, Chhayanath Rara Municipality. Similarly, Chhayanath RBG comprising a majority of women working at chainage 2+100 are involved in the construction of gabion walls. These two RBG's members have been allocated a site a short distance from their homes approximately at half an hour distance. The facilitators (Sahajkarta) of Bhume RBG is Jarma Malla and that of Chhayanath RBG is Ratna Devi Hamal who are both women.