Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City is located in Dang District, towards western part of the country under Province No. 5.With a population of 141,528, it is the district’s second most populous city after Ghorahi sub-metropolis. Formed in 2014 by merging Urahari, Tarigaun, Pawannagar and Halwar VDCs, this sub-metropolis has a total of 31,243 households.

This sub-metropolis is the major transit point of southern and western Dang, Salyan, Rolpa and Rukum districts and serves as the transportation hub of whole Rapti zone.

Located in the center part of Dang district, this sub-metropolis shares its eastern border with Ghorahi sub-metropolitan city and norther border with Salyan and Rolpa district. Similarly, Shantinagar and Dangisaran Rural Municipality lies in the west and Kapurkot and Lamahi Municipality in the south.

Spread between Mahabharata and Chure hill, the major attributes of this sub-metropolis are enough agricultural land, beautiful human settlement, expanded market centers, rivers and streams with fresh and clear water, greenery space, meadows and many tourist destinations.

Some 425 kilometer towards the west from capital Kathmandu, this sub-metropolis is abode to people from different castes, religions and ethnicities like Brahmin, Chettri, Thakuri, Tharu, Magar, Newar, Gurung, Gandharva, Wadi, Kumal, Muslim, Hindu and Christians.  However, this is a major locality of Tharu indigenous group who have been living here since 100 years. Regarding the language, Nepali and Tharu language are commonly used in this sub-metropolis.

A majority of population is engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry for the livelihood.

Out of total area of 384.8 square kilometer, some 70 percent geography is plain land while the rest is filled with hills and tough terrain.

This sub-metropolis serves as an important entry point for hilly districts adjoined with it. The smooth and broad road provides this governance body with easy access to capital Kathmandu, Province Capital Butwal, Capital of Province No. 6 Birendranagar and Industrial Estate of western region, Nepalgunj.

This sub-metropolis is very rich in natural resources including, minerals, ponds and rivers, herbs and forests, wild lives, limestone and coal, among others.

There are 19 wards under this sub-metropolis which is led by Ghanashyam Pandey and co-chaired by Maya Sharma.

The table below shows the current law, procedures and guidelines active in Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City.

Table 1. List of laws, procedures and guidelines adopted by Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City:

Name of the laws Date of authentication Links
1.     Economic Act-2077 Click here
2.     Act Regarding to Tax and Non-tax Revenue-2077 2077/3/10 Click here
3.     Petrol Pump Operation Act-2077 2077/3/11 Click here
4.     Gender-based Violence Prevention Fund Operational Criteria-2077 2077/2/19 Click here
5.     Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act-2075 2075/12/27 Click here
6.     Act to Regularize Administrative Procedure-2075 2075/2/7 Click here
7.     Legal Committee (Regarding Procedure) Act-2075 2075/2/7 Click here
8.     Health Act-2075 2075/12/27 Click here
9.     Education Act-2075 2075/12/27 Click here
10.  Act formulated for the Formation and Operationalizationof Tulsipur Infrastructure Development Authority-2076 Click here
11.  Agriculture Business Promotion Act-2075 2075/12/27 Click here
12.  Act formulated for the Formation and Operationalization of Tulsipur Development Board-2075 2075/12/27 Click here
13.  Forest Act-2075 2075/4/31 Click here
14.  Labor Bank Establishment and Operationalization Procedure-2077 2077/1/18 Click here
15.  Local Government Operationalization Act-2075 2075/11/19 Click here
16.  Criteria Regarding the Distribution of Relief to the Labor Workers of Unorganized Sector and Needy People-2076 2077/1/8 Click here
17.  Deputy-Mayor Short-term Women Security Service Center Operational Procedure-2076 2076/5/12 Click here
18.  Child Welfare Fund Operational Procedure-2076 2076/11/12 Click here
19.  Market Monitoring Directive- Click here
20.  Bill formulated to Implement Economic Proposals-2076 Click here

Fiscal Profile:

Table on fiscal profile of Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City:

Year 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total Budget 1,574,191,207
Conditional Grants 419,182,000
Special Grants
Equalization Grants 297,413,000
Complementary Grants