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Slatestones stored for transport Suji, Manoj


Slates are quite popular in this area as a construction material and are used for roofing. However, slate roofs have been replaced by reinforced cement concrete or corrugated iron sheets in the new reconstructed houses because the house design manual prohibits slate roofs. Therefore, these days, the slates have been supplied to Kathmandu through local middlemen, which has created few jobs at the local level.Taken during the 3rd phase of fieldwork conducted by the research team based at Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, ‘Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction’. See project details at https://elmnr.arts.ubc.ca/.

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