News

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.

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