Liberated kamlaris being independent

DHANGADHI: Sunita Chaudhary, who worked as a kamlari for three years in her landlord's house, has been able to open her own tailoring shop now.

After being released from the traditional bonded labour system (called 'Kamlari'), Chaudhary had taken a three-month sewing training with the help of various institutions and opened the shop. Now, she is earning Rs 8,000 to 10,000 per month.

Similarly, Saraswati Chaudhary of Pratappur-8 in Kailali district and Radha Chaudhary of Aamphanta in Ghodaghodi Municipality-8 have also been financially independent.

Like them, lifestyle of other liberated labourers ("kamlaris") too has changed.

The freed kamlaris have been provided with different skill training programmes by various organisations to help them become self-dependent.

The government around two years ago had declared emancipation of the kamlaris.