Food crisis hits dozens of VDCs in Darchula

Gokuleswar (Darchula), Oct 10: Locals of more than a dozen VDCs in Darchula district are facing food crisis, with the delay in food supply.The locals in the affected areas are dependent on supplies by Nepal Food Corporation. However, the food crisis has surfaced after the supply has been delayed.Food supplies targeted for Dashain festival also did the reach the target group, according to the locals. The NFC had reportedly sent food supplies from its zonal office in Kailali. NFC officials however have cited lack of proper roads to transport the food supplies from the district headquarters Khalanga to different parts of the district.Any further delay in reaching the essential food supplies to the affected areas could lead to a state of famine, the locals have said. -Krishi Weekly