Seventeen metric tonne garbage extracted from Bagmati riverside


Jul 3, 2016-

The Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign, now into its 164th week, scooped up 17 metric tonnes of garbage on Saturday. 

Volunteers gathered at the river near Bishwoniketan Higher Secondary School of Tripureshwor on Sunday morning and extracted solid waste from the waters. 

The volunteers also went door to door and distributed pamphlets, calling on people to not dump or allow anyone to throw garbage into the Bagmati river. They also called on the general public to participate in the clean-up campaign, said Narayan Shrestha, a member of the High Power Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilisation, under which the river clean-up campaign is being carried out. 

Banners reading “anyone throwing garbage into the Bagmati will be jailed for three months and slapped with a fine of Rs 100,000” were erected at several places to aware people. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City employees have been authorised to arrest anyone found dumping garbage into the river. 

Campaigners plan to clean Bishnumati River near Shova Bhagwati next week, as they mark 100th week of Bishnu-mati Clean-up Campaign.

Published: 03-07-2016 08:59

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