Incident Reports

Stakeholders of community forest block Mahendra Highway in East Nawalparasi


Stakeholders of community forests staged an agitation demanding the lifting of the ban in the distribution of timber and firewood imposed last May by the government by blocking the Mahendra Highway for an hour on December 31. Forest user protested with anti-government slogans in Kawasoti district headquarters. 

Madhu Bilas Adhikari, the district chairperson of the Scientific Forest Network, accused the government of importing timber from abroad by banning timber and firewood in Nepal. Stakeholders also submitted a memorandum to the Division Forest Office. There are 50 community forest user committees in East Nawalparasi.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Road block
Primary Cause Access/control of other natural resources (forest, minerals)
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media