Rautahat, 11 June: Nepali Army, Nepal Police, and Armed Police Force have been conducting a joint operation in Rautahat with the aim of protecting people from floods and inundation before the onset of monsoon.
District Crisis Management Committee organised rescue operation from today to help people living on the banks of the Bagmati and Lalbakaiya rivers.
Among the eight districts of Province 2, Rautahat is at high risk of flood and encroachment. Chief District Officer Indradev Yadav said people living on the banks of rivers have been facing problems of floods, encroachment and inundation due to lack of outlet for natural rainwater.
The rainwater could not be released due to the dam constructed by the Indian government.
CDO Yadav said the operation was under way for the last three days and rescue materials, manpower mobilisation, minimisation of destruction from the monsoon, among others were the aims of the ongoing operation. He said the District Crisis Management Committee was working hard to make the district completely safe.
Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepali Army teams have worked to protect people from possible disaster. According to Rautahat District Administration Office, training was conducted in the presence of the Nepali Army, APF, Nepal Police, health workers, and chiefs of local levels, among others.