Clean Bagmati Drive in Full Swing

0 Comments 5 Jan 2014 ADV

Approximately 40 tons of solid wastes were removed from the Bagmati River area at New Banshwor, Min Bhawan and Koteshow on Saturday. As pasrt of the chamaign to clean bagmati which is I its 34th week, local people and stakeholders volunteered in the task to rid the river of wastes.

At the occasion, Chief Secretary Lina Mani Poudel praised the contribution and involve of the people in the Champaign.

Chief of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Laxman Aryal said the ongoing campaign was the most successful one among various other Bagmati cleaning drives that were lunched in the past. “Around 1,200 people from all walks of life participated in the cleaning Champaign.” Said Aryal. KMC is one of the main stakeholders of the Champaign.

The Champaign also commemorated 13th day of demise of Nepal’s first agriculture scientist Hutta Ram Baidya, one of the founders and proponents of clean Bagmati Champaign.

The ongoing Bagmati clean up Champaign was initiated seven months ago under the lead of Chief Secretary Poudel.
It takes place every Saturday in collaboration with volunteers and representatives from the civil sector, local communities and non-government organizations.

Since the first day of the Champaign, KMC Chief claimed, they have so far removed around500 tons of dirt and garbage from Guheshwari-Minbhawan section of Bagmati River, which covers nearly 6km. The Champaign plans to clean the 21km stretch of bagmati River from Bagdwar to Chobar.

Source: www.ekantipur.com 04 JAN 2014

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