Govt pledges to protect Fewa and Rupa lakes
Sep 15, 2015-The government has drawn its attention towards the increasing pollution and uncontrolled spread of invasive plant species at Fewa Lake in Kaski district, one of the major tourist destinations.
Authorities are concerned over the degradation of Fewa lake due to various factors including mix-up with water released through flooding and landslide events in recent times.
Over the years, the uncontrolled spread of water hyacinth and increased pollution from unmanaged tourist activities has further deteriorated the water quality and scenic beauty of the lake.
The meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi also discussed about the degrading state of Rupa lake in Kaski that is undergoing severe threats from invasive species, causing the lake bed to rise from deposition.
The PMO has further directed the concerned authorities to come up with effective conservation and development measures to improve the environment and biodiversity of Rupa Lake. The PMO office has also asked concerned local bodies and departments to ensure regular monitoring on the status of both Fewa and Rupa lakes.
Published: 15-09-2015 08:30