Duhabi Municipality of Sunsari district has handed over residential homes to the Dalit, marginalized and destitute community.
Eighty households were provided the homes constructed in over two bighas of land at the cost of Rs 70 million.
Municipality mayor Bed Narayan Gachchhadar informed that the homes made under ‘Mayor-residence project’ were distributed to the poor households on Monday. Each house has the facilities as drinking water, toilet and electricity. Even a community building is made for the households where they can conduct traditional rituals as marriage and tonsure ceremonies.
For the handover of the homes, municipality picked 80 from among 200 applications it received for it. Remaining applicants would be provided similar residential homes in near future, according to Mayor Gachchhadar.
The local government is planning to manage the schooling free of cost to the children of poor families which got homes. Similarly, the guardians will be provided skill-oriented training to foster self-employment.
Meanwhile, the municipality has said it was continuously monitoring the encroachment upon public spaces and settlement of squatter dwellers. If any squatter dweller is found having his/her own home, he/she would be taken action, it warned.