Districts of Nepal
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Arghakhanchi District, a part of Lumbini Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Sandhikharka as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,193 km² and has a population (2001) of 208,391. It was initially two separate kingdoms Argha and Khanchi until Bahadur Shah in 1786CE (1843 BS) annexed both of these principalities under his unification campaign of Chaubisi Rajya.]
Sandhikharka is located in a remote area of central Nepal, surrounded by pine forests. It is located 300 kilometres (186 mi) southwest of Nepal's capital of Kathmandu. One road along a ravine connects the town to the rest of the world.
The purpose of Village Development Committees is to
organise village people structually at a local level and creating a
partnership between the community and the public sector for improved
service delivery system. A VDC has a status as an autonomous institution
and authority for interacting with the more centralised institutions of
governance in Nepal. In doing so, the VDC gives village people an element
of control and responsibility in development, and also ensures proper
utilization and distribution of state funds and a greater interaction
between government officials, NGOs and agencies. The village development
committees within a given area will discuss education, water supply, basic
health, sanitation and income and will also monitor and record progress
which is displayed in census data.