Sharing information of Listi VDC, Sindhupalchowk on situation of returning back of IDP’s
In our IDP camps Danchi and Bauddha, people from Marming, Gumba, Fulpinkatti, Tatopani and Listi VDC are residing. A team of NCV along with Danchi and Bauddha Committee members visited to Listi VDC on 7 February 2016. It was a three day visit.
This VDC have 1270 houses scattered in 9 wadas. There are 11 schools, only one is secondary school. Our visit was focused to know why these people are not able to return back to their respective places. We tried to get information of the infrastructure, availability of different services, livelihood and current dangerous situation. Since this VDC is 1.5 Km periphery of earthquake epicenter all houses are completely damaged. We saw only zinc sheeted temporary huts like dwelling. It was good to see toilets temporarily made of tarpaulin for each houses. Health facilities were not seen anywhere. There was one temporary clinic formed at the time of emergency but, was closed later. They have to go to Barabise for that. Livelihood is very difficult. No work no gain situation. Tatopani border is indefinitely closed, Bhotekoshi Electricity Powerhouse is not working yet and nearby small business and tourism are not opened yet. The steep farmland is not suitable for cultivation and livestock friendly.
Many places in this VDC are not suitable for living due to landslide and huge cracks of the steep tall hills. Large number of people are living on leased land in same VDC. People are fearing for the rainy season. All school structures are totally damaged. Students are learning at temporary learning center. Some TLC are constructed on leased land. We found these schools do not have plan and fund to rebuild it. The huge demographic change was found as the water sources are gone down and dried at the upper level. So that people have to walk down for hours to get water. Our hilly regions are difficult place to live and the situation has become more difficult after earthquake.
Suman Rani Shahi