Category: Environment

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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China just built the world’s biggest floating solar project

China has installed a massive field of solar panels on a particularly poignant site: a lake formed by the collapse of abandoned coal mines. The world’s largest floating solar project can produce enough power to light up a nearby city in China’s eastern Anhui province. The local government wants to expand the initiative to more than a dozen sites, which together would generate the same amount of electricity as a full-size nuclear reactor, the New York Times reported this week. The 40-megawatt project, which was connected to the grid in mid-May, provides a powerful example of China’s broader ambition...

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Mobile phones given to farmers to help reduce climate change impact

24 May, Dang: In a bid to help reduce the impact of climate change on agriculture, mobile phone sets have been distributed to 66 leading farmers of the district. The beneficiaries will get information related to patterns and impact of weather and climate change on crops grown by farmers through agriculture apps. The Agriculture Management Information System of the Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention under the Ministry of Agricultural Development has handed out the gadgets. SIM cards and thermometers have also been distributed. Talking to Rastriya Samachar Samiti, chief of the District Agriculture Development Office Dipak Kumar Sharma...

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42 metrics tonnes of garbage managed from major rivers in Valley

20 May, Kathmandu: As high as 42 metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed from various rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. Around 15 metric tonnes of garbage was managed while cleaning the Bagmati River near Lalitpur area next to the Thapathali Bridge as a part of the 210th week of Bagmati clean-up campaign. The campaign entered five years from today. Campaigner Umesh Bohora said that more than 650 people from various walks of life and representing several government agencies in the country joined the clean-up campaign that aims to help the holy river...

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