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Category: Environment

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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Heavy rain expected few more days in capital

16 May, Kathmandu: Heavy rainfall the Kathmandu Valley is witnessing these days is expected to continue for a few more days. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, in the past 24 hours, the Kathmandu Valley recorded the maximum 41 millimetre rain while Dhankuta received 37 mm, Pokhara 14 mm, Taplejung 12 mm and Biratnagar 5 mm. Intensification of the low pressure system in the north-east region and an entry of westerly low pressure system into the country triggered rains, according to meteorologist Subash Rimal. He said the impact of eastern low pressure system is primarily seen in the central...

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28 metric tons of waste removed from rivers in valley

13 May, Kathmandu: A total of 28 metric tons of garbage was removed from major rivers of Kathmandu valley on Saturday. Fifteen metric tons of garbage was extracted from Lalitpur area across the Thapathali bridge as part of the 209th week of the Bagmati Clean-Up Mega Campaign. Campaigner Umesh Bohara told RSS that some 300 volunteers including from Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, High-Powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee Lalitpur Metropolis, Muktinath Development Bank, Gayatri Pariwar, Sisnupani Nepal joined today’s clean-up campaign. Similarly, one metric ton of garbage was collected from Bagmati River Clean-Up...

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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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