Campaign to Stop Exploitation of Seti River

Published On: March 26, 2023 02:40 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KASKI, March 26: A conservation campaign has been started for the protection of the Seti River. The river originates from the Annapurna Himalayan range and flows through Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality and Pokhara Metropolitan City of Kaski District.

The campaign for conservation has been started to draw everyone’s attention to the environmental impact of unscientific extraction of sand and stones from the river. 

The initiative is aimed at stopping the exploitation of the river and encouraging the conservation and scientific use of the river, said Engineer Hemraj Paudel.

The ‘Save Seti campaign’ led by Paudel had previously filed a petition at the Pokhara High Court to stop the sand and stone mining from the Seti River. In response, the court had issued an interim order to stop the mining immediately.

However, the activists have drawn the attention of the local administration saying that the excavation has not been stopped even after the court's order.

Meanwhile, an ad-hoc committee was formed to register the Seti Protection Organization under the leadership of activist Poudel.


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