Lake conservation for irrigation facility

Dang, Feb 15: The locals at Rampur VDC in Dang district have united for the conservation of a lake for irrigating the lands in the nearby areas.

The locals have worked together for the job after the productivity of the land was reduced for lack of irrigation facility. Currently, they are working for the conservation of Bhotedaha (lake) and wetland areas to irrigate as high as 40 bigha land.
Rammani Pandey, a local resident, said that locals have done commercial vegetable farming and have grown seasonal crops by using the water of the wetland and lake.
The locals were given Rs 300,000 each from the Transformation for Lake Conservation and District Soil Conservation Office for the conservation bids.
Chairman of community forests users’ group, Tilakram Poudel, said that the wells in the villages have also seen water level coming up after the lake conservation.