Government declares 72 new municipalities

Government declares 72 new municipalities

The government today announced 72 new municipalities making it to a total of 130 minicipalities in the country. A cabinet meeting today at Singha Durbar announced 72 new municipalities – including 41 declared earlier but not implemented, informed communication minister and spokesperson of the cabinet Dr Minendra Rijal. The proposal, forwarded by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, has been approved the cabinet, he said, adding that four more proposed municipalities – including Manthali of Ramechhap, Shankharapur of Kathmandu, Karya Binayak and Champapur of Lalitpur districts – could not get approval due to dispute on criterion. “But the government has formed a Municipal Area Determination and Recommendation Committee under Prof Keshav Nanda Giri to settle the disputes and recommend the village development committees (VDCs) that fulfill the infrastructural criteria to be a municipality. The members of the committee include joint secretary at the ministry – that looks after the municipality division – joint secretary at the Urban Development Ministry, deputy general director at Department of Survey, chairman of the Municipality Association and vice secretary and member secretary of the ministry's municipality division. The committee will submit its recommendation in a month.   Newly announced municipalities: 1. Taplejung municipality – Taplejung district 2. Phidim municipality – Panchthar district 3. Urlabari municipality – Morang district 4. Myanglung municipality – Terhathum district 5. Bhojpur municipality – Bhojpur district 6. Diktel municipality – Khotang district 7. Katari municipality – Udayapur district 8. Shambhunath municipality – Saptari district 9. Hariwan municipality – Sarlahi district 10. Chandrapur municipality – Rautahat district 11. Gadimai municipality – Bara district 12. Chautara municipality – Sindhupalchowk district 13. Panchkhal municipality – Kavre district 14. Nilkantha municipality – Dhading district 15. Shuklagandaki municipality – Tanahun district 16. Bandipur municipality – Tanahun district 17. Kushma municipality – Parbat district 18. Resunga municipality – Gulmi district 19. Sandhikharka municipality – Arghakhanchi district 20. Kohalpur municipality – Banke district 21. Sunwal municipality – Nawalparasi district 22. Sharada municipality – Salyan district 23. Mangalsen municipality – Achham district 24. Sanphebagar municipality – Achham district 25. Kanchanpur municipality – Saptari district 26. Mirchaiya municipality – Siraha district 27. Dhanusadham municipality – Dhanusa district 28. Chireshowrnath municipality – Dhanusa district 29. Gaushala municipality – Mahottari district 30. Beshisahar municipality – Lamjung district 31. Gaindakot municiaplity – Nawalparasi 32. Rajapur municipality – Bardiya district 33. Jayaprithvi municipality – Bajhang district 34. Chandannath municipality – Jumla district 35. Pyuthan municipality – Pyuthan district 36. Suryodaya municipality – Ilam district 37. Shani-Arjun municipality – Jhapa district 38. Kankai municipaity – Jhapa district 39. Chainpur municipality – Sankhuwasabha district 40. Belbari municipality – Morang district 41. Pathari Shanischare municipality –Morang district 42. Koshi-Haraicha municipality – Morang district 43. Rangeli municipality – Morang district 44. Sundar-Dulari municipality – Morang district 45. Duhabi-Bhaluwa municipality – Sunsari district 46. Siddhicharan municipality – Okhaldhunga district 47. Beltar-Basaha municipality – Udayapur district 48. Lalbandi municipaity – Sarlahi district 49 Ishworpur municipality – Sarlahi district 50. Thaha municipality – Makwanpur district 51. Nijgad municipality – Bara district 52. Khairahani municipality – Chitwan district 53.Chitrawan municipality – Chitwan district 54. Chapakot municipality – Syangja district 55. Rampur municipality – Palpa district 56. Kawasoti municipality – Nawalparasi district 57. Devchuli municipality – Nawalparasi district 58. Bardaghat municipality – Nawalparasi district 59. Sainamaina municipality – Rupandehi district 60. Lumbini Sanskritik municipality – Rupandehi district 61. Devdaha municipality – Rupandehi district 62. Tilottama municipality – Rupandehi district 63. Krishnanagar municipality – Kapilvastu district 64. Shivaraj municipality – Kapilvastu district 65. Dullu municipality – Dailekh district 66. Lamki-Chuha municipality – Kailali district 67. Attariya municipality – Kailali district 68. Api municipality – Darchula district 69. Punarbas municipality – Kanchanpur district 70. Belauri municipality – Kanchanpur district 71. Birtamod municipality – Jhapa district 72. Beni municipality – Myagdi district
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