Lal Babu Pandit, minister of Environment has vowed to tackle the country’s pollution by booking polluters. The Ministry plans to ban vehicles without green stickers to ply in the metropolitan and sub-metropolitan cities from April 8, non degradable plastic bag producers and promote organic bags.
During orientation to new parliamentarians, chairmen of both CPN-UML and Maoist Center have urged the former to prioritize development. They also have stressed the need of full representation of the parliamentarians in the parliament as it would enable them to debate on crucial issues that could guide the country’s development.
The Finance Minister has issued stern directive to chiefs of customs office to immediately resolve loopholes in revenue collection. The Ministry of Finance has also issued a directive to control import of inedible food and those having environmental impacts.
A new, comprehensive report from European scientists confirms that a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids poses a danger to wild bees and managed honey bees. Neonicotinoids (also called neonics) are used to coat seeds to protect them when they are sown.