Green Roads for Rural Himalaya

Wheel Barrows, weeds and local labour build "gentler" and cheaper roads.

Construction foreman Pashupati Dawadi had helped build many roads in his lifetime. But sowing millet on a newly dug surface? He had never seen that before,

Yet the instruction from engineer Hare Ram Shrestha had been to sow millet on the freshly completed six-kilometre stretch of the Dhading Besi – Salmetar road. Partly in jest, the foreman had asked: "Sir, did you study the same engineering as others?"

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