Category: Environment

37 metric tonnes of garbage managed from major rivers in valley

22 April, Kathmandu: As high a 37 metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed from major rivers and ring road area in the Kathmandu valley today. It is said that 11 metric tonnes of garbage was managed while cleaning the Bagmati river near Thapathali bridge today as part of the 206th week of Bagmati clean-up campaign. Member of the High-Powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee Narayan Shrestha said that more than 650 people joined the clean-up campaign in the drizzle in the morning today. Administering oath to the participants of the clean-up campaign, secretary at the Prime Minister’s...

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Low pressure area causes rainfall

1 April, Kathmandu: The moisture wind from the Bay of Bengal has caused rainfall in the country and is forecasted to continue for some more days, the meteorologists said. Meteorologist Barun Poudel told RSS that different parts of the country witnessed the rainfall due to development of low pressure area along with moisture air in West Bengal and Bihar of India, and Nepal’s eastern region. “This state in the weather shall continue for some more days. Chances are high for drizzling in the day and evening in eastern and central parts including the Kathmandu Valley of the country. There...

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Where Has All the Water Gone?

Yasmin Siddiqi 22 March, Manila: We live on a parched planet. Farmers till arid pastureland, and policymakers fret over empty reservoirs, dry rivers, and thirsty cities. And that only scratches the surface – literally – of the world’s water problem. Subterranean aquifers, which amount to the world’s reserve water tank, are also running dry. If this continues, the consequences could be dire, especially for water-stressed and fast-growing Asia. Subterranean aquifers are repositories of water located deep underground, in permeable rock, soil, or sand. And they contain about 100 times the amount of water found on the earth’s surface, in...

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Parliamentarians for effective mechanism to control air pollution

21 March, Kathmandu: The parliamentarians in the Parliamentary Committee for Environment Conservation have pressed for devising an effective mechanism to control the air pollution in the Capital City that has been a teething problem. They have also argued that in lack of strict monitoring from the regulatory bodies, the air pollution was not reduced in the city ironically labelled ‘Dustmandu’. As a result the denizens have been suffering for quite a long time. Minister for Population and Environment Jayadev Joshi, at the Committee’s meeting on Monday shared that a task-force was already formed and an action plan too was...

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Bagmati Cleaning Campaign into 200th week

11 March, Kathmandu, March 11: Thousands of people participated in the march from Sundarijal to Chovar along the route on the bank of the Bagmati River today on the occasion of the Bagmati Cleaning Mega Campaign reaching its 200th week. The people’s participation in the march was huge despite the early morning rain. Around 8,000 metric tonnes of garbage has been removed from the Bagmati River in participation of some 1,600 organisations under the mega campaign so far. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba, former chairman of the Council of Ministers Khil Raj...

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32 metric tonnes of solid waste collected from major rivers in Valley

4 March, Kathmandu: A total of 32 metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted in course of the weekly cleaning of the major rivers in Kathmandu on Saturday. As part of the 199th week of Bagmati cleaning campaign, 16 metric tonnes of solid waste was scooped out from the area from Koteshwor Mahadev Temple to Manohara River confluence, according to campaigner Umesh Bohora. Members of the High-powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee, Kathmandu Metropolis officials, Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Personnel, members of publics and school students in around 700 numbers in total joined cleanliness campaign led...

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Bird flu detected in Pokhara

26 Feb, Pokhara: Bird flu has been detected at Khalte in Pokhara, said the Kaski District Livestock Services Office (DLSO). The avian-flu virus has been detected in the sample taken from ducks raised by local resident Mina Pariyar, confirmed the Central Veterinary Laboratory. Following the incident, the area covering Khahare Khola to the east, Bhagawati Marga to the west, Khaltemasina Pitched Road to the north and the area within the perimeter of up to 500 meters of the incident area to the south has been declared emergency zone by the meeting of the District Natural Disaster Relief Committee held...

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26 metric ton waste managed from rives in Valley

25 Feb, Kathmandu: A total of 26 metric tons of solid waste was extracted in the cleaning of the major rivers that took place as part of the weekly river cleaning campaign today. Marking the 198th day of the Bagmati cleaning campaign, 14 metric tons of waste was collected from the Mahadev temple areas in Koteswar, according to member of the High-power Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee, Narayan Shrestha. Around 1300 persons including members of the Committee, Kathmandu Metropolis, security forces and the general public took part in the cleaning work. Also today, eight metric tons of waste was...

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Westerly wind brings cloudy condition

16 Feb, Kathmandu: Many places in the country including the Kathmandu Valley today saw partially cloudy conditions due to the influence of the Westerly winds. Meteorologist Subhash Rimal said although the Westerly has caused cloudy condition, there was no possibility of rain. “The influence of the Westerly wind that started from Wednesday will lead to a drop in day-time temperature and this system will last for two to three days,” weatherman Rimal said. He added that although there are no chances of rain since the Westerly wind is not packed with much water vapour to the extent of causing...

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Drone cameras to be used to check garbage disposal into Bagmati

11 Feb, Kathmandu: Anyone used to throwing garbage into Bagmati river? Beware! You may be caught and booked. As part of the Bagmati Clean-Up Campaign that reached its 196th weeks today, a team of people from Seoul University in South Korea is there to monitor to make sure that the river is clean. As part of its job, the team will monitor with drone cameras and take pictures of those littering the river or encroaching upon the land belonging to the river (if any) and help book the rule violators. The team is expected to keep records of those...

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