RMG Management Handover Training, Doti

By RAP 3 on May 21, 2018


The RMG Management Handover Training was conducted on 18th and 19th May,2018. The main objective of the training was to make the Technical Focal Person aware of the importance of RMGs, its approach, principles and fundamentals, working modality, guidelines and detailed operation with the work evaluation and bill preparation. The training was conducted with practical lessons because all TFP will be responsible for implementing all RMG related works and administration. Along with theoretical and practical lessons the TFPs observed the wage distribution system for RMG members. The DTA also made them aware of the estimation of RMG budget for the next fiscal year for their information.

Orientation of new RMG

By RAP 3 on May 11, 2018


DTA Doti mobilized two new Road Maintenance Group (RMGs) for routine and recurrent Maintenance work at Bagalek (70DR018), Dipayal-Silgadi Municipality. DTA Doti organized an onsite orientation programme on 9th May 2018 which was facilitated by Lok Bhat (IoW) in the presence of Damar Bam (OM), Ward chairperson of Purbichauki and DTO staff. Altogether, ten RMG members participated in the orientation. The participants were provided with a brief introduction of RAP3, its working modality, the process of measurement and payments, use of PPEs and provision of insurance. Similarly, the group were also made aware of workers safety and site safety. A safety officer was nominated in each group and provided with safety cards and whistles. Monthly work plans were assigned to the group for the month of May. Theoretical and practical lesson were included in the training.

CONNECT CDM completes cross cluster monitoring visit

By RAP 3 on April 16, 2018


CONNECT District Manager, Kushal Hamal has completed a cross cluster visit to Achham and Doti, part of our internal monitoring process.  During the visit Kushal met with partners in Achham and Doti, poultry farmers, Ginger producer, Hamri Didis and recipients of support from KUSOM MBA students.

CONNECT partner Shoba Trader & Order Suppliers (STOS) conducts a public meeting

By RAP 3 on April 12, 2018


On April 9, 2018 CONNECT partner Shoba Trader & Order Suppliers (STOS) conducted a public meeting to share information about their business model with up and downstream suppliers, local government and community members.  During the meeting the CONNECT team explained the pilot modality, objectives and areas of support offered to STOS. Mr Gopal Bhat, proprietor of STOS, explained how the financial support received from CONNECT has been utilised, the activities delivered and how STOS is supporting farmers in their supply chain through long term contracts and subsidised inputs.

During the meeting, STOS renewed contracts with 13 downstream suppliers and signed contracts with an additional 24 downstream suppliers.

Yuva Vayus receive training on organic farming practices

By RAP 3 on March 29, 2018


Yuva Vayus in Organic Mountain Flavor's (OMF) supply chain have received further training on organic farming practices and organic certification, another step on their journey to becoming leaders in their communities and an important link between their micro business clusters and OMF.



ARAMP hand over to M/RM of Doti

By RAP 3 on March 27, 2018


During a meeting with DCC Vice Coordinator, Mrs Sahi Sobh and District Engineer, Ram Chandra Khatri on 23rd February, 2018 it was agreed that a copy of ARAMP will be supplied to the Municipalities and Rural Municipalities that RMG and SMG have been working on. Based on the post-monsoon Rapid Condition survey, this quantifies the different types of maintenance work (Emergency, Routine and Recurrent, Specific and Periodic) required by Municipalities and Rural Municipalities. On 20th March, 2018 Pranjal Gautam (GE) and Lok Bhat (IoW) visited Sayal Rural Municipality to give a copy of ARAMP. The concept of ARAMP, its necessity and its use was explained to the RM Chairman, Tej Dumrel and Tek Raj Joshi (overseer for the same RM). Similarly, Doti DTA has visited other RMs and Municipality to provide ARAMP for their use and action.

Refresher training to SMGs in Doti

By RAP 3 on March 22, 2018


On 9th and 10th March 2018, RAP3 DTA conducted refresher training to SMG 1 and SMG 2 of Talkot- Mudvara road corridor in the presence of Municipality officials. RAP3 Inspectors of Works conducted training based on the recent field visit observations of Mahendra Shrestha (DC), Krishna Saran Dhungana (RTL) and Pranjal Gautam (GE). The training content involved the construction of gabion walls, dry walls, soling and causeways incorporating proper engineering standards so that the quality of these structures will be maintained. Theoretical and practical lessons were included in the training.

ARAMP 2074/2075 of Doti

By RAP 3 on March 5, 2018


For the fiscal year 2074/2075 the Annual Road Asset Management Plan (ARAMP) has been finalised with a small meeting conducted between the DCC and DTO in Doti. The newly elected Vice Chief, Ms Shashi Shob raised questions regarding the ARAMP and insisted that onwards during the RCS, a technical person from DTO needs to visit all DRCN roads for verification. RTL Krishna Saran Dhungana explained the importance of ARAMP for DCC.

Benefits of Rural Roads: Post construction for DRCNs in DOTI

By RAP 3 on February 15, 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.

Orientation of SMG 5, Doti

By RAP 3 on February 7, 2018


SMG 5(ch 0+000 to 12+000) of 70DR012 which was formed on 26th January, 2018 was given orientation training by DTA Doti on 29th January, 2018.The program was conducted in the ward office at Gopghat. The training program was chaired by Ward Chairman and there was the presence of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Shikhar Municipality. Some of the members had been replaced assuring 33% female members. Since the group was completely new, most of the members did not have much idea about the types of works done in specific maintenance. So, they were given clarification about earthworks, dry wall, gabion wall, dry stone pitching, dry stone causeways, safety and insurance by IoW, GE and IE.