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    Introduction:

    Province 2 has 8 districts. It is located in the Eastern Terai part of Nepal bordering province 1 and 3 in the north, province 1 in the east, India in the south and province 3 in the west. It consists of 136 local units and covers an area of 9661 km2. The provincial capital is Janakpur. The governor and chief minister of the province are Mr.Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha and Mr.Mohammad Lalbabu Raut respectively. It has 32 House of Representative Constituencies and 107 Provincial Assembly members.

    Demography:


     According to the National Population and Housing Census 2011, the total population of province 2 is 5,404,145, (50.29% male and 49.71% female) and it has a population density of 559 per km2. The average household size is 5.80. The largest ethnic group in the province are Madhesi constituting 54.36% of the total population followed by Dalit (17.29%), Muslim (11.58%), Adibasi Janajati (6.61%) and Tharu (5.27%). The main language spoken is Maithili (45.30%) followed by Bhojpuri (18.58%), Bajjika (14.65%), Nepali (6.67%) and Urdu (5.87%).


    Agriculture:

    As per the National Sample Census of Agriculture 2011, the province contains 672,927 land holdings. In terms of area, 93.98% of the total (541268.42 Hectares) are in the Wet area. Holdings are fragmented as each plot contains on average 3.3 parcels of land. 64.38% of holdings contain between one to three parcels of land, and 13.08% of holdings contain six or more parcels of land.



    Reference:
    Central Bureau of Statistics. (2011). Nepal Living Standard Survey 2010/11. Kathmandu: Central Bureau of Statistics.

    Central Bureau of Statistics. (2013). National Sample Census of Agriculture 2011. Kathmandu: Central Bureau of Statistics.

    Central Bureau of Statistics. (2014). National Population and Housing Census 2011. Kathmandu: Central Bureau of Statistics.

    Department of Health Services. (2017). Annual Report 2015/16. Kathmandu: Department of Health Services.

    Ministry of Finance. (2017). Red Book 2017/18. Kathmandu: Ministry of Finance.

    United Nations Development Programme. (2014). Nepal Human Development Report 2014. Kathmandu: National Planning Commission.

    University Grant Commission. (2016). HEMIS 2015/16. Kathmandu: University Grant Commission.


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