Incident Reports

Farmers picket DAO Sarlahi demanding proper amount in land acquisition


Madhes, Sarlahi, Malangawa

Locals of different municipalities in Sarlahi picketed in front of DAO citing that both the provincial and federal parliament had set very low amount for their land which were acquired by the government for electrical railway project. The farmers picketed  in front of DAO Sarlahi as the federal government has planned to construct railway track through land pooling system.

Farmers from Lalbandi, Hariwan and Bagmati municipality came to district headquarter Malangawa to participate in the picketing program.  The goverment had planned to give 1 million rupees to Kathha of land while the farmers are demanding up to  2.5 million rupees per Kathha. Chief District officer Drona Pokharel said he is consulting with the upper level administration to solve the dispute.  

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Access/control of private land
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
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 noyouth
Local Newspaper - Dhanusha