Babiyachaur (Myagdi), Feb 23,2015: The Constituent Assembly members from the district have directed the District Development Committee and the stakeholders to utilize the development budget in the district.
At a discussion held at Beni to formulate the plan and programmes for the coming fiscal year 2015/016 on Sunday, three CA members advised the DDC how the development budget could be best utilized.
CA members Nabaraj Sharma, Resham Bahadur Baniya and Naradevi Pun expressed worry over the problem of budget freezing. Coordination and activism among stakeholders was essential to avoid the budget freezing, they said, adding that people’s participation could not be ignored while formulating the budget plan and implementation process.
Similarly, they pointed out the need to develop a culture of making public the periodic report on the mobilization of budget and programme implementation.
Moreover, CA member Pun stressed that the needs of women, Dalit, indigenous and disabled people should be taken into account while implementing the budget.
On the occasion, Local Development Officer, Chiranjivi Poudel, said the demands made from the lower level could be met based on the resources available.