Food shortage looming large in Mugu, Dolpa districts of Karnali Province
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Mugu/rukum (west), Sept. 2 -- Kaushila Rokaya of Soru Rural Municipality Ward No.6 in Mugu walked for two days to reach the depot of Food Management and Trading Company Limited in Gamgadhi, the district headquarters, last week. She walked all the way there to buy rice since the shops in her village had run out of the foodgrain. However, she returned home empty handed, as the depot did not have any rice.
"We cannot buy rice in shops or the food depot," said 47-year-old Rokaya. "Poor people like us would die of famine than of disease during the Covid-19 pandemic."
According to the Food Management and Trading Company Limited, there are five food depots in Mugu and all of them are now empty, as they could not bring in rice during the nation...
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