Jan 31, 2022

Malika Rural Municipality is situated at mid-south part of Myagdi district, Gandaki province. This Rural Municipality was established in 2073 B.S. It combines then Niskot, Rum, Danda Gaau, Okharbot, Devisthan, Darbang and Bim Village Development Committees. This Rural Municipality is surrounded by Raghuganga and Mangala Rural Municipalities from east, Baglung district from west, Dhawalagiri Rural Municipality from north and Mangala Rural Municipality and Baglungt district from south. This is named after holy Malika tample, which is destination of Hindu devotees. This local unit is divided into 7 wards. Second largest market of Myagdi district Darbang bazaar is here.

Population of Malika Rural Municipality is 19,459 covering 4,300 households as per the census 2011. Population of male is 8,778 and female is 10,681. Ward number two is most populated ward. This local unit covers 147 kilometer square area. Most of the land is covered by forest and farming area. There are about nine ethnic groups residing under this local unit. Among them Magar constitute largest population with 59.42% occupancy followed by Sarki, Kami and Damai. Most of the people (98.38%) speak Nepali language followed by Magar. Farming is major occupation. Potato, paddy, maize, wheat, barley, orange and millet are major crops. Irrigation is major problem of farming. 91% people are economically active and this area is connected by road network.

Mr. Shree Prasad Roka Magar is Chairperson and Ms. Khar Maya Bitalu is Vice-chairperson of Malika Rural Municipality. Total number of local representatives is 37. Darbang Bagar is the center of this local unit. Number of employees working under this local unit is 25.