Kathmandu: The Karnali province government has decided to provide a monthly allowance of Rs 2,000 for the endangered Raute community.
With the addition of the province government, the monthly allowance of Rautes has now reached Rs 5,000. Earlier, the government of Nepal had given them a monthly allowance of Rs 3,000 per person. The government of Nepal has also been sending the amount to Gurans village municipality.
As per the decision of the Council of Ministers, the allowance amount will be transferred to Gurans village municipality of Dailekh through the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Planning. The village municipality will distribute that amount to the Rautes.
The Gurans village municipality of Karnali Dailekh has given permanent identity cards to the Rautes. Chairman of Gurans Village Municipality Khemraj Oli informed that the identity card issued by the municipality to the Rautes living in different parts of Surkhet and Dailekh is like a birth certificate.
The Raute community is currently living in Haledi, Chingad village municipality-5 of Surkhet. There are 145 members in this community of 45 families.