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Limestone quarry puts Chepang Community of Raksirang rural municipality in problem

2022 Feb 25, 15:05,

People of the Chepang community of Raksirang rural municipality have been facing problems due to limestone quarry of Ridhhisiddhi Cement Industry located at Hetauda of Makawanpur.

It is said that Chepang community residing at Raksirang rural municipality-4 is in problem after the Cement Industry started mining limestone at Gingu area. The locals have been demanding their immediate rehabilitation after their house started to be buried in course of limestone mining.

Though sixty families of Chepang community demanded their immediate rehabilitation, to stop forced displacement and to make arrangement of appropriate compensation, the bodies concerned turned their deaf ear to it, they complained.

As per the study report of the National Human Rights Commission, around 35 families have already been displaced. Officer of the Commission, Kiran Baral, said that a local Gothe Chepang along with his 18 family members has been displaced and taking shelter at a house of Bishworaj Moktan of Raksirang-4.

Some of the displaced families of Chepang community have been residing at Manahari rural municipality.

Commission's Under-Secretary Hari Prasad Gyawali shared that a local school remained shut after the displacement of most of families of Chepang community of Gingu area.

District Chairperson of Chepang Association, Makawanpur, Purna Bahadur Praja, said that they have been compelled to residing at their relatives houses after being displaced from Gingu area.

Problems have surfaced after the Industry did not implement the 11-point agreement signed between the rural municipality and industry management to resolve the problems, said Chairperson of the rural municipality, Raj Kumar Malla


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