Incident Reports

Local administration picketed by sand laborers in Dhading


Bagmati, Dhading, Nilakantha

A dozen sand workers from Gajuri Rural Municipality picketed the District Administration Office at Nilkantha, Dhading on August 9 picketed the District Administration Office demanding the lift on the ban to extract the sand from the Trishuli River.

They handed over a memorandum to Chief District Officer Asman Tamang and said that it would be inappropriate to ban sand extraction since workers make a living from the extraction done for 3 consecutive months. The workers have been selling sand at Rs 5,500 per tipper. 

Due to a lack of safety equipment and life insurance of the workers, the District Security Committee has banned the extraction of sand during the rainy season from the Trishuli River since July 31.  

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Access/control of other natural resources (forest, minerals)
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media