Taskforce formed to study earthquake victims’ land

Kathmandu, April 3: A taskforce has been formed under the leadership of National Farmers’ Network – comprising farmer associations and organizations associated with various political parties – to take stock the real situation of landless farmers of earthquake-affected districts.

A nine-member taskforce has been formed under the leadership of Chairperson of main opposition Nepali Congress’s sister organization Nepal Kisan Sangh, Bhanu Sigdel.

Taskforce Coordinator Sigdel informed that the taskforce was formed in a way to submit a report within seven days from the discussion held between National Land Rights Forum and National Farmers Network in Kathmandu on Friday.

The taskforce will make an on-site visit of a sample of districts including Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk and Lalitpur among the earthquake most-affected districts of Nepal.

Following the field visit, the Network will pile pressure on Prime Minister and National Reconstruction Authority to rehabilitate and resettle the landless farmers who have been left in lurch after the devastating earthquake, Sigdel said. RSS