June 4, 2015: In order to minimize the possible damage from landslides, river flood and soil erosion with the onset of monsoon alertness has been exercised along with the necessary preparedness.
The awareness was created in wake of the clogging of the Kaligandaki river, when mudslip from the Kafaldanda in Ramche-9 blocked the river for 16 hours on May 24 where the entire Besari village was converted into a desert by the landslide. Myagdi is presently identifying the risk zones therefore the local communities have got together to construct temporary embankment and landslide control measures.
Chamber President Jeevan Bahadur Biswakarma said that the Myagdi Chamber of Commerce and Industry is leading a group of volunteers to construct embankments and save the district headquarters Beni from inundation. since as per the study carried out by the Soil Conservation Office it is found that majority of the settlements in one municipality and 35 VDCs of Myagdi have been affected by the landslide