Jan 31, 2022

Gandaki Rural Municipality is situated at south-east part of Gorkh district, Gandaki province. Named after the holy river Gandaki, this Rural Municipality was established in 2073 B.S. by combining then Phujel, Darbung, Bhulmichok, Ghyalchok, Tanglichok and Makaising Village Development Committees. This is surrounded by Dhading district from east and south, Chitwan district from west and Shahid Lakhan Rural Municipality from north. This has been categorized into eight wards.

As per the census 2011, total population of Gandaki Rural Municipality is 23,262 which include 5,254 households. There are about 18 ethnic communities residing under this Rural Municipality, among which Magar, Newar, Brahmin and Majhi are some highly populated ethnic groups. There are about ten different language speaking groups residing here, among which Nepali and Magar are major languages. 53% population is economically active. 64.32% people are literate. This is connected by graveled road. Farming is major occupation of people over here. Paddy, wheat, maize, barley and millet are major crops that could be cultivated along with different vegetables and fruits. There is huge possibility of tourism development. Total area covered by this Rural Municipality is 123.86 kilometer square. Most of the area is covered by forest, mountain rocks and farming area.

Mr. Hom Bahadur Rana Magar is Chairperson and Ms. Lalita Adhikary is Vice-chairperson of Gandaki Rural Municipality. Total number of local representatives is 42. Center of this local unit is ward number six, Bhumlichok village.