‘Nepalma Bipat’ hits the market

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Kathmandu, July 6: A book entitled ‘Nepalma Bipat’ (Disaster in Nepal) written by water resources and disaster management expert Ajaya Dixit was launched amid a programme in the Capital today.
The book shows losses—human and property—caused by various incidents of natural disasters and epidemic of various diseases occurred in 2071 BS and provides insights into the preparedness for natural disasters in case of any.
Jointly launched by Prof. Dr Abhi Subedi, food security and gender equity researcher Yamuna Ghale, financial management expert Arpita Nepal, policy expert Dr Hira Mani Ghimire and management expert Ashutosh Tiwari, the book has been published on the joint initiatives of Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal, Actionaid Nepal and Practical Action. It costs Rs 500 and will be distributed by Shikshak (Teacher) Monthly magazine.
Money collected from the sale of the book would be spent in the investigative articles on the management of natural disasters (if any), it is stated.
Meanwhile speaking at the event, those who launched the book were of the view that people had started losing their faith in the government for its failure to provide proper accommodation to the people victimised by earthquake on April 25, 2015 in time.
They have also suggested the government to focus on their rehabilitation at the earliest and take into account the social and gender aspects that come with natural disasters. RSS

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