Incident Reports

Consumer Committee stage sit-in over payment issues against the Kamala River Control Project


A sit-in was staged by 17 members of the Consumers' Committee and laborers who worked on the construction of an embankment on the Kamala River to control floods since they were not paid for their work. The Kamala River Control Project Office had not paid 17 consumer committees in Dhanusha, Siraha, and Sindhuli.

Embankments were built in Hathmunda, Harine, Dudhauli, Dakaha, Chikana, Paterwa, Nidaina, Bandipur, Chisapani, and other places to control floods in the Kamala River. Ekraj Bhattarai, the office's chief, stated that there is some delay in payment due to the Ministry of Finance's approval of the program.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands
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 unknown
National/Online Media