Majhi community demand resettlement along Dudhkoshi River « Khabarhub
Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Majhi community demand resettlement along Dudhkoshi River

08 December 2020  

Time taken to read : 2 Minute

  • A
  • A
  • A

SOLUKHUMBU: The local Majhi communities residing in the bordering place in Khotang and Okhaldhunga district-Rabhuwaghat- have demanded their resettlement along the Koshi River and other riverbanks as 635-megawatt hydropower project with reservoir is going to be made here displacing them.

As many as 80 households at Rabhuwaghat at Rawabeshi Rural Municipality-3 in Khotang district will be displaced by this national pride project. They have pressed for their resettlement in the river bank and jungle areas.

Local Lal Bahadur Majhi said that the Majhi community who earn their living fishing should be resettled in the river bank. “We have a culture of immersing the dead bodies in the river upon the demise of people in our community.

Rivers are attached with our sentiments for generations. We want the government to consider us resettling us by the river bank,” he urged.

Rawabeshi Rural Municipality chair Bidur Khatiwada opined that the Majhi communities here that are at the risk of displacement should be resettled appropriately.

Altogether 162 households in the villages surrounding the hydropower project will be inundated due to the project. In total, 988 families would be badly affected by the hydropower project.

The project is estimated at Rs 1.6 trillion, according to parliamentarian Bishal Bhattarai. The dam would measure 220 metres in height and 630 metres in length.

Dudhkoshi Reservoir Hydroelectricity Project chief Basanta Shrestha said the Asian Development Bank (ADB) would be the leading co-financing bank.

Publish Date : 08 December 2020 19:54 PM

Educational fair strengthens Nepal-China university ties: DPM Shrestha

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Narayan Kaji

Lawmaker Badu stages silent protest at rostrum over budget snub for Darchula road

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Dilendra Prasad Badu expressed his

Parliament Secretariat prohibits support from NGOs/INGOs

KATHMANDU: The Federal Parliament Secretariat has directed parliamentary committees not

Rs 55 billion allocated to projects under 10 million to benefit party cadres: Former FM Mahat

KATHMANDU: Former Finance Minister Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat stated that

825 teachers resign from political parties following education Minister’s directive

KATHMANDU: Minister for Education, Science, and Technology Sumana Shrestha announced