KATHMANDU, April 4: A one percent fee that was being charged separately for environment services for hydropower project companies lifted by the previous government led by K P Sharma Oli using a cabinet policy decision has been brought back by the current government.
KATHMANDU, March 8: Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) had prepared an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in 2014 with a view to identifying and mitigating environmental pollution resulting from its Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) during various stages of the project implementation. Though the report had laid out stringent environment protection plans, lack of proper implementation has become a serious threat to the health of the general public.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Environmental Development and Conservation Law Forum has filed a writ petition at Supreme Court demanding the rights to life in a salubrious environment as guaranteed by the constitution.
Saving the environment may feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. If you think about the little things you can do to help the environment, you can make a big difference yourself just by changing a couple of habits. Yes, it’s still a huge deal that the ice caps and glaciers are melting at alarming rates however, you don’t have to feel hopeless, because there’s a lot you can do yourself.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Although they lauded the tabling of the constitution amendment bill in parliament as a 'positive development', Kathmandu-based foreign diplomats have concluded that the government's attempt to tie up the issue of elections with the amendment could blight the prospects for elections in the near future.
KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Alliance Française de Kathmandu’s fourth edition of “PLANET NEPAL” a festival that integrates art with contemporary environmental issues envisions to give space to artists of International and Nepali community to proactively raise mass awareness on the theme ‘Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade’
The National Planning Commission (NPC) is the apex advisory body of the government for formulating a national vision, periodic plans and policies for development. It serves as a central agency for monitoring and evaluating development plans, policies and programs. Despite the NPC taking a lead role in the formulation of planning as well as monitoring of development projects, the implementation aspect has remained weak as reflected in the failure to boost capital expenditure. Sagar Ghimire and Laxman Biyogi of Republica talked with Min Bahadur Shrestha, the vice chairman of the NPC, on the problems in project planning and implementation as well as the government plan to bring supplementary budget. Excerpts:
BAJHANG, Oct 29: Jay Bahadur Bohora of Lataun village used to make good money by selling bamboo made items. Since last few years, his bamboo baskets are not much in demand. People have started to store grains and goods rather in tin boxes and plastic bags are preferred as goods carriers. Bohora laments that the traditional occupation is under threat.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Inspired to do something for protecting environment and fighting against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Amrit and Ajit Baral, two brothers from Baidam-6 of Pokhara, united to embark on a cycling journey across the world back in September of 2015.
KATHMANDU, July 14: The meeting of the Environment Conservation Committee under the Legislature-Parliament today discussed with the concerned authority about the possible risk of explosion of glacial lakes and the measures to be implemented to lessen the risk.
KATHMANDU, June 13: The government has yet again urged the agitating Madhes-based parties and communities to come for talks to settle their concerns regarding the contents of the new constitution with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli sending official letters to the agitating forces on Sunday.
Addressing the launch of Naya Shakti Nepal, a party led by Baburam Bhattarai, on Sunday, PM Oli said that he has urged the disgruntled forces to come for dialogues to settle all their issues.