Category: Environment

Low-pressure monsoon causing rainfall

19 August, Kathmandu: The effects of low-pressure monsoon has caused nationwide cloud and resulted in rainfall in some parts of the country today. The Meteorological Forecast Division has said that the rainfall in the country’s central region is the result of the low pressure monsoon system. The low pressure monsoon circle has gradually weakened in Nepal and the development of the low pressure region has caused rainfall in the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding districts, expert at the Division Barun Poudel said. According to him, Nepal’s weather is the result of the impact of low pressure region near Orissa...

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31 metric tonnes waste managed from Valley rivers today

5 August, Kathmandu: Under the Bagmati River Cleanup Mega Campaign Saturday, some seven metric tonnes of waste was collected from the river section in Tilganga area. The Tilganga Women Group also joined the Mega Campaign that entered the 128th week from today, according to campaign spokesperson Umesh Bohara. Newly appointed Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal who was among the participants of the campaign was welcomed and honoured on the same occasion. Some 700 representatives from 28 organisations including High Level Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Kathmandu Khanepani Limited, Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Muktinath Development Bank,...

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Locals obstruct waste disposal at Okharpauwa

2 August, Nuwakot: Local people have created obstructions in dumping waste at Okharpauwa landfill site in Nuwakot. The locals today morning stopped pick-up trucks carrying waste from Kathmandu valley from downloading. As a result, more than 100 pick-up trucks carrying garbage have been stuck midway, said Assistant Sub Inspector Ram Prasad Koirala. The protestors have blamed negligence of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) in properly managing waste particularly during monsoon. They said some precautions should have been taken to prevent odour from spreading, like covering the dumping site with mud after waste disposal and sprinkling medicines to kill germs...

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Bishnumati Cleanup Campaign in 150th week

22 July, Kathmandu: The Bishnumati Cleanup Campaign has entered its 150th week today. On the occasion, the cleanup campaign was conducted at Gongabu area with participation of around 3,500 people while a total of nine metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed. Former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli also joined the cleanup campaign. Addressing a programme organized after the cleanup move, Oli praised the campaign for its contribution to conserve the nature. Likewise, Nepali Congress leader Gagan Kumar Thapa said that the cleanup campaign should be given continuity even to increase the dignity of the capital city. Similarly,...

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Three structures built illegally on Bagmati river banks demolished

15 July, Kathmandu: Three houses built illegally on the banks of Bagmati river were pulled down during a Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign on Saturday. The campaigners led by Jyoti Kumar Shrestha, Chief of the High Powered Committee for the Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation, with the help of the District Administration Office and Kathmandu Metropolitan City destroyed the structures that belong to Dil Maya BK, Chandra Dhoj Lama and Chakra Lama, who constructed them illegally at Tripureshwor Nayapul, said the Campaign’s Spokesperson Umesh Bohara. Meanwhile, 16 metric tonnes of garbage were extracted from the river as part of...

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KMC starts producing biogas from waste

27 June, Kathmandu: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has officially started generating biofuel from waste from today following a long test production. In the beginning, domestic waste collected from two wards (12 and 19) from the KMC will be used for the project, said a KMC official. The project is a part of the Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management Project that has the total joint investment of Rs 18.2 million of the KMC and European Union. Under the project that started around four years ago, 300 kilograms organic fertiliser, 14 kilowatts electricity and 13,500 liters water will be produced...

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35 metric tonnes of garbage managed from valley

24 June, Kathmandu: As much as 35 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from various major rivers and the ring road areas of the Kathmandu Valley today. Nearly 17 metric tonnes of waste were managed by cleaning the Bagmati River near Gusingal at Tripureshwor as part of the 215th week of the Bagmati Cleanup Mega Campaign. Over 550 people participated in the cleanup campaign. On the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of Gorkha Finance Raj Kumar Rai provided 650 masks, 600 gloves, 20 baskets and 60 pairs of gumboots to the campaigners, campaigner Umesh Bohara said. Goodwill ambassador of Bagmati...

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Monsoon becoming active gradually

20 June, Kathmandu: The monsoon which entered Nepal via the eastern region a week back is gradually becoming active. However, it would take some more days to have active monsoon across the country, said the Weather Forecasting Division. The central region including the Kathmandu Valley, and the western region are yet to get heavy rainfall. It is only active in the eastern part now. Meteorologist Bibhuti Pokharel said the torrential rain was not occurring in the country due to the westerly wind. The eastern part witnessed heavy rains during the day time Monday and is to continue in the...

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Rs 240 million spent for biodiversity conservation

15 June, Rasuwa:The expenditure incurred on biodiversity conservation in mountainous region was made public amidst a program on Wednesday. It was informed that the Buffer Zone Support Project and World Wildlife Fund had spent Rs 239.3 million during the last ten years, WWF and Buffer Zone Support Project made spending for conserving bio-diversity including flora, fauna and wild species in the higher parts of Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk districts under the Langtang National Park. Speaking at a public program attended by Chairperson of Langang-based National Park Buffer Zone Council Temba Nurpu Tamang, WWF Program Coordinator RB Rai shared that...

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