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Category: Environment

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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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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