Program: Bikash ko Bato
Episode: 24 Broadcast : 27, 28, and 29 January 2019
The Local Government Operation Act, 2074 makes reference to local development plans under the new federal system and their implementation at the local level being transparent and participatory. Inclusive participation involves getting the views of local intellectual experts, marginalized people, dalits, children, disabled, senior citizens and other related stakeholders. Episode 24 begins with a local voices from Mugu where participation in local level development plans has taken place. In contrast, a report from Jumla highlights local peoples’ ignorance about their expected involvement in development plan making. The report includes local representative admissions about defects in proper orientation of local citizens and the challenges faced in getting their engagement in planning programs. In contrast, this episode includes an interview with the Deputy Chairperson Kalawati Bhan of Ajaymeru Rural Municipality, Dadeldhura where the proportional participation of locals in various development plans and implementation of activities have been discussed openly and been widely publicized in the Municipality.