17 March, Surkhet: The Khatheghari Irrigation Project in Maintada-5 of the district remains stranded for the past four years.

The project was left stranded after a year of construction as the budget for it was discontinued, local resident Maisara BK said.

The irrigation project was targeted to provide irrigation facilities to farmers in Kuire village. Initially locals collected funds to run the project but then lack of regular maintenance pushed the project in doldrums.

Meanwhile, the local users have filed a request at the District Irrigation Office to resume the irrigation project but have not received any response so far. RSS