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All 42 VDCs are classified as minimally food insecure (Phase-I) and situation is mainly attributed to: ● Sufficient household food stock for > 4 months due to normal harvest of maize and paddy respectively with an increment of 1.66% and 3.51% than last year. ● Availability of the food items in the local markets is sufficient > 1 months due to functioning road access for transportation in most of the VDCs except some remote VDCs and good purchasing capacity of people.
● Wage employment opportunities are normally available from agricultural activities, and private building construction.
● Normal income and good purchasing capacity of people through sale of agricultural product mainly vegetables with 111 Million rupees, livestock product (milk, meat, eggs) with around 741 Million rupees and 1.71 Million rupees income through NTFPs sale. ● Inflow of remittance and pension worth around 600 Million rupees and contributing to goods purchasing capacity of people.
● Market price of food commodities increased by 16% compared to last year due to the price increment in main Terai markets and increased cost of fuel. ● People are adopting normal coping mechanism like use of labor wage, remittance, pension, sale of agricultural and livestock products and small scaled business as well. • There is no situation of seasonal migration trendl and acute malnutrition rate is normal(0.48%) and has reported improved by 0.07% as compared to last year.