Jan 31, 2022

Jaljala Rural Municipality is situated at north-west part of Parbat district, Gandaki province. This Rural Municipality was established in 2073 B.S. It combines then Banskharka, Manjhkot, Lekphant, Shalija, Dhairing, Nagalibantg and Banaun Village Development Committees. This Rural Municipality is surrounded by Modi Rural Municipality and Kushma Municipality from east, Myagdi district from from west and north and Myagdi and Baglung districts from south. This is named after Jaljala wetland area. This local unit is divided into 9 wards.

Population of Jaljala Rural Municipality is 21,454 covering 5,561 households as per the census 2011. Population of female is 11,472 and male is 9,712. Ward number three is most populated ward. It covers 82.26 kilometer square area. Most of the land is covered by forest (40.25%), followed by grass area, farming area. Literacy rate is 75.1%. There are about ten ethnic groups residing under this local unit. 56.24% people are economically active. Most of the people speak Nepali language. There are about 19 different ethnic communities residing under this Rural Municipality among them, Magar are largest population constituting 24% followed by Brahmin, Chhetri and Damai. Farming is major occupations of people residing here followed by foreign employment. Paddy, wheat, maize and barley are crops cultivated. Professional animal, coffee and orange farming has been also started. This is connected by road network and most of the people have access to electricity.

Mr. Yam Bahadur Malla is Chairperson and Ms. Sima Garwuja Pun is Vice-chairperson of Jaljala Rural Municipality. Total number of local representatives is 47. Lamakhet village is the center of this local unit. Number of employees working under this local unit is 26.