Published On: May 12, 2018 02:21 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, May 12: A total of 31 metric tons of waste was collected from the Kathmandu Valley based rivers and the Ring Road areas and managed today.
Under the Bagmati River Cleaning Mega Campaign which enters the 261st week today, a total of 10 metric tons of waste was managed from the Sankhamul areas.
Over 450 representatives from High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation, Nepalese Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, the Muktinath Development Bank, Reiyukai, Nyano Sparsha Foundation and Thakuri Society took part in the campaign, according to one of the campaigners Naryan Kumar Shrestha.
A less number of security forces joined the campaign as security forces have a tight duty schedule amidst the two-day State visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Shankhamul area will be cleaned next week on May 19 on the occasion of the completion of five year of the commencement of the Mega Campaign. A candle lit ceremony will be held in the evening same day.
Bagmati Civilisation Ambassador and actress Manisha Koirala, actress Benisha Hamal and Committee chair Narendra Raj Basent also contributed to the cleaning works.
From the cleaning of the Bagmati River from the Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple area, one metric ton of river waste was managed, as stated by campaigner Uttam Pudasaini. The non biodegradable waste was managed by the Gokarneshwor Municipality while the degradable materials were buried.
Various orgnisations like Bagmati Beauty Concerned Forum; Kanti Bhairav Gurukul; Pudasaini Friendship Society and Ramro Jorpati, Hamro Jorpati are also the contributors to the campaign focused on the area above the Guheshwori Area, according to Gokarneshwor Municipality deputy-mayor Shanti Nepal. State Assembly member Rameshwor Phuyal also joined the campaign.
Under the Rudramati River Cleaning Campaign, one metric ton of waste was collected and managed from the area in between to Ratopul and Setopul.
Likewise, the Manohara River that separates the Kathmandu and Bhaktapur was also cleaned at the Jatibuti bridge area and one metric ton of waste was managed. The Gongabu Ganesthan area in Tokha Municipality-9 was cleaned in the 188th week of the Bishnumati River Cleaning Campaign with the management of eight metric tons of waste by over 200 people.
In the cleaning of the ring road area from Busy Mall to Samakhushi Chowk, over 200 people were participated A mound of clay falling under this section was flattened with the help of a dozer, according to Ring Road cleanliness campaign coordinator Lok Bahadur Tandon. Eight metric tons of garbage was managed from here.
In the 57th week of the Aloknagar Area in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-31, the Matrishakti Cleanliness Group conducted a public awareness programme on the importance of cleanliness of community, campaign coordinator Pramila Poudel told the RSS.
Similarly, the Bafal area along the ring road area, two metric tons of waste materials were collected and managed with the enthusiastic participation of locals.
Having influenced by the Bagmati Mega Campaign, various (local) groups have launched cleanliness campaign in their community and locality as well. Such campaigns are going in over 45 places across the country.
Special programmes have been scheduled to mark the completion of the five years of the Mega Campaign on coming May 19. RSS
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