Episode: 26 Broadcast: 17, 18 and 19 February 2019
In this episode of Bikash ko Bato, the first phase of Public Hearings in Kalikot, Jumla and Dialekh is broadcasted. These public hearings were conducted last December and involved local citizens, local representatives and other stakeholders. The program starts with a public hearing in Kalikot held in Raskot Municipality with the involvement of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer, dalit member and Chairpersons of different wards the Municipality. Issues discussed included rural road improvement, hydropower, safe drinking water, agriculture, youth employment digital technology for education, womens’ development programme and the establishment of a community hospital. Likewise, in the radio discussions in Guthichaur Rural Municipality, Jumla , and in Dullu Municipality Dailekh similar issues raised as well as dalit oriented programmes, good governance and marginalized communities.