Stories By 'Hemant Ojha'
Rigorous basin planning exercise needs to inform wider policy in the country
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The first two phases of local elections were momentous events. People across the country thronged the polling booths to grab the opportunity to choose their local leaders again after two long decades.
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While attending a conference on the environment and development in Kenya several years ago, the Kenyan organiser introduced me by saying, “We have a participant from the Asiatic Humid Climate Zone with plenty of water all around.”
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The degradation of the Chure region has become a critical environmental challenge in Nepal, with downstream consequences across the Tarai and even in parts of North India.
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The year 2015 was terrible for Nepal. First, there was an earthquake; and before people had a chance to recover from the shock, there was an unofficial blockade by India which cut off the supply of essential goods.
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