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FOOD SECURITY SITUATION (16 July 2013 to 15 November 2013):
The district (Cluster A: 18 VDCs, B:19 VDCs, and C:10 VDCs) is in Minimal Food Security Situation in this monitoring period. The production of major crop maize is found to be good. More than 50% households have food stock for more than 4 months. Market stock was sufficient to meet the demand of the people. Price of rice (Sona Mansuli) has been increased by 13% compared to last year but it is similar to last cycle. There was income from Orange (Rs 32 Million), Vegetables (Rs. 78.3 Million) and livestock and livestock products (Rs 624 Million). Total 280 million rupees has been distributed as penison from Indain pension camp in this reporting period. Remittance was also the major source of income in the district, about 800 million rupees entered in the district as remiitance. The malnutrition rate is almost only 0.7% in the district. There was no occurrence of epidemic and climatic hazards. The water and sanitation situation is good in the district. 81.58% people have access to drinking water and 100 % people have access to toilet as the district is declaired as ODF.The security situation was normal during this monitoring period.
FOOD SECURITY OUTLOOK (16 Nove 2013 to 15 March 2014):
The food security situation is likely to remain same (mimimal food insecure) in the next cycle. Current household food stock is sufficient for more than 3 months. Paddy and millet will be harvested. There will be regular income from vegetables, livestock, and employment opportunities. Remittance flow will be regular. HHs will adopt traditional coping mechanism such as consumption of food kept in stock(own production and imported). Due to functional road, there will be sufficient food available in the markets. There will be no climatic hazards and spread of epidemic diseases. Civil security situation is expected to be normal.