Thanks to our free-border over 1500 Nepalis leave for our neighboring country India in a bid to escape poverty and unemployment. This figure is only from the Nepalgunj entry point. The photo above is the entry point to India from the Sunauli border, furthermore there are several other entry points along the Terai belt which means the figure for Nepali’s leaving to find seasonal/annual jobs in India could well be very high. The Nepalgunj exit point is mostly used by villagers from the poverty stricken Karnali region who normally go to Indian cities such as Shimla, Dehradun and Mumbai.
As I write this, it makes me feel guilty that even some of us educated one’s live comfortably abroad when we know we could atleast try to build opportunities back home. Hmm.