Residents of the Kathmandu Valley have been going through an unbearable garbage stink. They have been walking across huge piles of waste in every corner and the main roads of the capital city for the last five days.
The ongoing protest of locals from Sisdol, Kakani Rural Municipality of Nuwakot district has disrupted in throwing garbage in the landfill site. Locals have been demanding compensation for the landfill from the government.
Spokesperson of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Ishwor Man Dangol said that the KMC, District Administration Office will negotiate with the locals. “The government is trying to solve this problem as soon as possible and will try to clear all the garbage from this evening”, Dangol added.
The locals have offered their land to KMC as an alternative dumping site but the government is yet to decide on solving the problem.
Dangol further informed that the locals are demanding compensation higher than what the government quoted. On top of that, they are also demanding health insurance and a 25-bed hospital in the area.
“Irrespective of the talks between the concerned authorities and the agitating front, KMC will clear the garbage from the city," said Hari Kumar Shrestha, chief of the Environment Management Department of the KMC.
"Especially, during monsoon, there is a major fear of spreading contagious disease among people. So it is important to clear the garbage from the city”, he added.
The valley produces around 1,000 metric tons of garbage on a daily basis.
The figure reaches around 1,200 metric tons during monsoon. Of the total garbage generated from the valley, more than 75 percent is disposed of in Sisdole.
|Violent / Non-violent||Violent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Twosided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Collective|
|Primary Form||Group Clash|
|Primary Cause||Other governance issues|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||12|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Protesters/demonstrators|
|Actor 1 - Youth||unknown|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||12|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation||Police|
|Actor 2 - Youth||na|