Incident Reports

Locals protest against illegal excavation in Rapti river


Lumbini, Dang, Gadhawa, Ward 5

Locals of Gadhwa Rural Municipality-5, Dharmapur, and Maghar obstructed the contractors from the excavation of riverine materials stating that it was against the criteria.  The contractors have been excavating riverine objects from the place contracted by the municipality using heavy machinery. Contractors were excavating the riverine materials a few days ago which was halted after protests. However, excavation work was resumed.

The municipality has signed a contract at Dharmapur Ghat.  The contractor representative claims that the excavation was done because the municipality had signed the contract and they had paid the revenue. A road was paved for excavation by demolishing the embankment built by the people. 17-18 tippers and 6-7 excavators have been stopped in the river area.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Program Interference/Obstruction
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) Private company
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media