Nepali authorities have drawn the attention of Indian officials over construction of an embankment on the encroached land at Dasgaja area in Rautahat's Ishnath Municipality, along the Nepal-India border.

A joint survey team of Nepal and India had carried out survey through GPS at Ishanath's Banjaraha and Dasgaja area one-and-a-half-years ago. The survey had found that Nepali land was encroached at ten places in Dasgaja area. Despite India's agreement to vacate the encroached land, the Indian side has failed to abide by the agreement.

Rautahat CDO Indra Dev Yadav drew the Indian side's attention to vacate the encroached land at the Indo-Nepal meeting held at Motihari of Bihar today.

According to CDO Yadav, the two sides have agreed to repair dilapidated border pillar 347, control smuggling of goods across the border, exchange criminals taking shelter in both the countries, coordinate with each other for monsoon-related disaster mitigation, and help each other in COVID management.

The Nepali team representing the meeting held in Motihari, consisted of Rautahat SP Siddi Bikram Shah, APF SP Surya Bahadur Sen Oli and CDO Yadav.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 28 2021, of The Himalayan Times.