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Kanchanpur : Bijayaa Saal home stay has been brought into operation at the settlement of freed Kamaiyas (previous bonded labourers) in Krishnapur municipality-2, Bani.
The home stay programme was launched to improve economic condition of the disadvantaged freed Kamaiya families.
The Janaheet Mahakali Community Forest Users Committee and Hariyo Ban Programme of Care Nepal had provided economic and technical assistance for home stay operation.
As part of the programme, five well-equipped houses have been constructed to provide living facilities for internal and external tourists.
One house can accommodate two to four persons. Every house has separate toilet.
Proper living facilities along with special Tharu food and hospitality have attracted increasing flow of tourists, said Bispati Chaudhary, treasurer, home stay management committee.
The committee has fixed food price at the range of Rs 130 to Rs 300 in the home stay. A tourist reaching there for stay has to pay this price for meal.
Cultural programmes are also regularly conducted to provide entertainment to tourists.