Chitwan: The buffer zone management committee comprising the locals in areas around Chitwan National Park has so far distributed over 700 million rupees to the locals there.
The amount was mobilized from the CNP’s income. The committee was formed aimed to normalize the rising conflict between locals and CNP.
CNP information officer Nurendra Aryal shared that the amount was distributed after two years of committee formation.
According to provision, up to 50 per cent of the income could be mobilized for the skill enhancement training to locals and infrastructure development in the locality.
With the formation of the committee, dispute between CNP and locals has narrowed down. It is said the locals have started taking interest in the preservation of the national park after they were benefited from its income.