Village development committee

Location in Nepal

Coordinates: 26°28′N 88°04′E / 26.47°N 88.07°E / 26.47; 88.07Coordinates: 26°28′N 88°04′E / 26.47°N 88.07°E / 26.47; 88.07
Country    Nepal
Zone Mechi Zone
District Jhapa District
Population (1991)
  Total 15,612
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Prithivinagar or Prithvinagar is a village development committee in Jhapa District in the Mechi Zone of south-eastern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 15,612 people living in 2799 individual households.[1]


In 1994, Bikas Ghimire published Factors Determining the Contraceptive Use in Nepal: Case Study of Prithivinagar Village, Jhapa.[2] On February 2 2001, an arson attack by Maoist insurgents took place at the Small Farmers Cooperative Office in Prithivinagar.[3] On June 28 2003, terrorist Man Maya Bishwokarma was killed by security forces in the VDC.[4]


Prithivinagar is situated in the southeastern corner of Nepal, and southeastern part of Jhapa District. The VDC is bordered by Jalthal to the west, Maheshpur to the north and east, Baniyani to the south and Pathmari to the southeast. The Mechi River flows to the east of the village on the India-Nepal border.[5]


Prithivinagar has been one of the village development committees which have been subject to the Nepali government's Land Reform Program, [6] which was launched in 1964.[7]


  1. "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  2. Studies in Nepali History and Society. Mandala Book Point. 2000. p. 309.
  3. Nepal Press Digest. Regmi Research Project. 2001. p. 68.
  4. Ahmar, Moonis (2005). Violence and Terrorism in South Asia: Chronology and Profiles, 1971-2004. Bureau of Composition, Compilation & Translation Press, University of Karachi. p. 439.
  5. Panta, Śāstra Ḍī (2006). Nepal-India border problems. Dr. Shastra Dutta Pant Institute for Rural Development. p. 48. ISBN 978-99933-943-1-0.
  6. Bahadur, Ram (1986). Land Reform: Progress and Prospects in Nepal. Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development. p. 5.
  7. Country Papers: Nepal. Asian and Pacific Development Centre. 1997. p. 6.
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