Incident Reports

Blocked road protesting against air pollution


Province 1, Sunsari, Itahari

Locals of the Itahari-Biratnagar line blocked a road on protesting air pollution. Locals have blocked the road with bamboo saying that the locals are suffering because of the dust.

The main highway was blocked for some time, saying the dust problem was neglected by concerned parties even when it was difficult to walk due to dust in Itahari.

Ravin Limbu, a local, said they had to come to the road because they are affected due to dust and smoke coming from the poor road condition.

Due to open drains, human accidents increase and bad smell of drainage has adversely affected the environment as well as human health. Former Minister of Local Government Ram Kumar Subba also said that Itahari residents are suffering due to the dust.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
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
Local Newspaper - Morang