Pitzer College

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Undergraduate Research Project

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This paper investigates the inner workings of the Bagmati Action Plan and how the implementation of this project impacts the established squatter communities that reside in the city’s floodplains. Deemed as a contributor to the rivers polluted state, the composed plan looks at both evicting all riverside squatters and finding alternative housing for affected citizens by working jointly with the country’s Ministry of Urban Development and Building Construction. By comprehensively reviewing the strategies implemented within the Bagmati Action Plan while also uncovering the country’s governmental proposal’s of housing relocation for squatters, this paper attempts to answer questions relating to the questions of 1) Whether these plans for river revitalization are plausible, 2) how successful these programs can be in modern Kathmandu and 3) how riverside squatters will be affected by the plans agenda of uprooting and demolishing previously established self-help houses.