KATHMANDU, August 9: Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government is to revert the erstwhile government's decision to extract and export pebbles, sand and gravels from Chure region.
Making public a common minimum programme of the ruling coalition on Sunday, the government has announced to not allow exploitation of natural resources such sand, pebbles and stones from Chure region.
Likewise, the incumbent government has come up with a policy to make concrete efforts for the conservation of biodiversity and people's environmental rights.
It may be noted that the erstwhile government led by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli in its budget for the fiscal year 2021/22 had announced to reduce trade deficit by exporting stones, pebbles and sand.
Laying emphasis on the programme to preserve forest, environment and rivers, the present government has taken the policy to prevent the Terai-Madhes from becoming a desert by making the Chure conservation programme effective.
The common minimum programme also stated that the government would adopt a policy of multi-purpose utilization and integrated development of big rivers and make Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) a basis for the project implementation.
"In order to lessen the growing temperature of the earth and risks caused by climate change to the lives and livelihoods of the people, the government would work to make the development works environment-friendly, balanced and judicious".
The government has made public its policy to work in close collaboration with the international community and take the lead role as per its own capacity and need to fight against the consequences of climate change.
The common minimum programme was unveiled to promote coalition culture through mutual dialogue, consensus and collaboration among the ruling parties. (With inputs from rss)