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Shree Ram Subedi
Spokesperson & Chief of Program Division
Tel: +977-1-4030700 Ext: 272

Programme Districts

Programme Districts

Currently PAF is implementing its program in 58 districts (55 regular and 3 innovative districts).

 Initially it selected six districts (Darchula, Mugu, Pyuthan, Kapilbastu, Ramechhap and Siraha ) for programme implementation. 

In the FY 2062/63 (2005/06 AD), additional 19districts were selected (Achham, Baitadi, Bajhang, Bajura, Dadeldhura, Dailekh, Dolpa, Doti, Humla, Jajarkot, Jumla, Kalikot, Mahottari, Rasuwa, Rautahat, Rolpa, Rukum, Sarlahi and Sindhuli) and the programme was introduced.

From FY 2065/066 a new set of 15 districts (Okhaldhunga, Bara, Khotang, Salyan, Saptari, Udaypur, Solukhumbu, Sindhupalchowk, Panchthar, Dhanding, Taplejung, Parsa, Bardiya, Dhanusha and Terhathum) were added in PAF programme.

By the end of the FY 2070/71, another 15 districts were added namely--Nuwakot, Arghakhachi, Gulmi, Myagdi, Gorkha, Lamjung, Banke, Dailekh, Bhojpur, Nawalparashi, Sunsari, Surkhet, Morang, Dolakha and Kaillali.

The three innovative programme districts include Kanchanpur, Makwanpur and Chitwan.  

Besides, these regular and innovative programme districts, PAF is  piloting a new initiatives to tackle growing urban poverty. Through the programme—Peri-Urban Pilots,   the poor of the peri-urban areas of Kathmandu and Butwal will be targeted. A total of 20 COs will be constituted in Kathmandu and another 20 COs will be formed in Butwal.