Develop Project-related Baseline Socioeconomic data of the Eight Project Covered VDCs of Terai and Churia Region

Nepal is set in the arc of Himalaya extending from between 26o22’ – 30o27’N in latitude and 80o4’ – 88o12’E in longitude covering a total area of 147,181 sq. km with a roughly rectangular in shape. Average length of the country is 885 km in east west and 192 km in north south direction. Range of altitude varies widely from about 60 m to 8848 m in Mount Everest. The country is bordered by People’s Republic of China in north and India in other three directions.

Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal (GoN), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is being implemented by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) as the lead Implementing Agency.

The primary objective of the CFGORRP is to reduce human and material losses from Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) from Imja Lake in Solukhumbu district and catastrophic flooding events in Siraha, Saptari, Udayapur and Mahottari of Terai and Churia Range. The CFGORRP has therefore two components: Component I and II. The Component I focusses on the GLOF risk reduction in Solukhumbu and the Component II in Terai and Churia regions. The project covers 8 Village Development Committees (VDCs) under component II and include Sarpallo and Nainhi in Ratu Watershed (Mahottari), Tulsipur and Pipra Pra Pi in Gagan Watershed (Siraha), Dighawa and Pakari in Khando Watershed (Saptari) and Hadiya
and Jogidaha in Triyuga Watershed (Udayapur).