KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a mandamus instructing the government to dismantle structures illegally constructed by Park Village Water Front Resort Pvt Ltd, located around Fewa Lake. A joint bench consisting of Justices Kumar Regmi and Hariprasad Phuyal passed this ruling.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a mandamus for a second time, instructing the government to remove all illegal physical structures within 65 meters from the banks of Phewa Lake within the next six months. The SC order aims to demolish buildings constructed on public land surrounding the lake.

KATHMANDU, June 20: In a significant decision, the Supreme Court (SC) has mandated the removal of approximately 500 hotels and restaurants that were constructed through encroachments on the boundaries of Fewa Lake in Pokhara. The court has ruled that the area surrounding Fewa Lake should be maintained at a distance of 65 meters, prompting the demolition of all unlawfully built structures. The order has been directed to the federal government, Pokhara metropolis, and all relevant agencies.

POKHARA, Feb 9: The federal government recently announced Pokhara Metropolitan City and Annapurna Rural Municipality as the Phewa Lake Protected Watershed Area. The project covers the metropolis-6, 22, 17, 18, 22, 23, and 24 and the rural municipality-1, 2, 3, and 4.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Boat service has been brought into operation in Fewa Lake, a famous tourist area of ​​Nepal. The boat service, which was closed since the third week of April, resumed operations on Saturday. Masks have been made mandatory for tourists while boarding the boat and only four people are offered the ride at a time.

POKHARA, Feb 28: The Gandaki Province government has unveiled the new measurement of the Fewa Lake, according to which, the lake measures 5.726 square kilometers (i.e. 11, 255 ropani 11 aana 1 paisa).

POKHARA, Dec 12: Fewa Lake, which has lost a huge portion of its precious land to illegal constructions around, may soon be declared a conservation area. The stakeholders have planned to declare it 'Fewa Wetland Conservation Area' and restrict commercial activities in the periphery. The government, locals and other parties have come together for the cause.

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POKHARA, Nov 14: Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid who is currently paying a four-day official goodwill visit to Nepal went on a boat ride on Fewa Lake in Pokhara on Thursday.


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KATHMANDU, Aug 10: A contempt of court case has been filed at the Supreme Court against Prime Miniter KP Oli, ministers and chief minister of Gandaki Province and officials for not implementing the court verdict on Fewa Lake encroachment for a year.

POKHARA, May 5: Pokhara Metropolis allocated Rs 70 million this fiscal year to construct check dams at Harpan area of Fewa Lake as a measure to conserve the lake.


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POKHARA, March 4: A Romanian pilot Ebe Chis Jer on Sunday succumbed to paragliding accident in Pokhara. The solo pilot had plunged into Fewa Lake after he lost control over the flight.

POKHARA, March 3: A Romanian citizen died after a glider met with an accident in Pokhara on Sunday afternoon.

Finding his way home

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One who rowed the boat now makes the boat by the Lakeside of Pokhara. He was hammering nail bending the wood. Anil with his family migrated to Pokhara from Sindhuli when he was 16. “At 19, I started rowing boat in Fewa Lake.

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POKHARA, Jan 28: The existence of Fewa lake is in jeopardy due to the continued encroachment of its land.

Gandaki Province has formed a minister-level committee to reclaim the encroached areas of Fewa Lake as per the Supreme Court order of April, 2018.

POKHARA, Jan 24: The Gandaki Province government on Wednesday formed a minister-level committee to reclaim the encroached areas of Fewa Lake as per a Supreme Court order.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The case of controversial Hotel Waterfront, which allegedly encroaches the land of Fewa Lake, has been postponed for the third time.

Neglected foot trail of Fewa Lake

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POKHARA, Dec 17: Every year, millions of tourists visit Pokhara and enjoy the beauty of the Fewa Lake. While some go for boating, most of them enjoy the beauty of the lake by walking on the foot trail around it. Despite its importance, the trail around the lake remains utterly neglected. It is filthy and dilapidated. Locals put the blame on the lack of action from concerned authorities as well as the visitors.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed the government to demarcate Phewa Lake in Pokhara within six months and preserve its borders from shrinking.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Bookworm Foundation announced that the seventh IME Nepal Literature Festival, 2018 will be held from December 22 to 25 in Pokhara. According to a press statement released by Bookwork Foundation on Monday, the upcoming seventh edition of the festival will take place by the bank of Fewa Lake, opposite Ratna Mandir, Pokhara.

POKHARA, Nov 17: ‘Haphazard’ road extension around Fewa Lake has put the lake under risk as the mud released during the construction get deposited in the lake. The ‘haphazardly’ widened road at Pancheswar area has badly affected the texture of the lake, experts noted.