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गृहपृष्ठNepalFamily makes cave its home due to lockdown poverty

Family makes cave its home due to lockdown poverty


KATHMANDU : A family in Tanahun district has been compelled to live in a cave due to poverty. Manbir Gurung, his wife Udashiya, son Ganesh and daughter Puja have been compelled to live in the cave as they had to leave their rented room after failing to pay the rent.

The family has been living in the cave located at Vyas municipality-2 since Thursday. Daily wager Manbir said that they were rendered jobless due to the lockdown imposed as part of containment measures against COVID-19.
Udashiya expressed her pain having to leave their rented room due to lack of income.

The family has been facing additional problems in trying to manage two meals as one of them is physically disabled, said Chairperson of Pulchowk Tole Development Organization, Karna Bahadur Khadka.

The family has been surviving on the food provided by locals, who have said that the family should be rescued from the cave. Dr HB Chhetri of Pulchowk said that the government should pay special attention to the rescue.

Manbir’s son Ganesh is physically disabled and an initiative has been taken to provide a disabled identity card to him, according to the Organization.





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