Rara National Park ignores residents of buffer zone areas
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Mugu, Nov. 8 -- Residents of the Rara National Park buffer zone area in Mugu say the park has not provided them with infrastructural development and skill development opportunities. According to the government's policy, national parks should use 50 percent of their income for the development of locals living in the buffer zone areas. But the locals living in the park buffer zone are yet to receive the benefits, say locals.
Kamar Singh Khadka, a resident of Chhayanath Rara Municipality, said locals need to seek permission from park officials to perform daily chores such as grazing their cattle and collecting firewood.
"The national park has made it difficult for us to go about our lives. The park has not done anything to uplift our livel...
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