10 tonnes of solid waste extracted from rivers

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jan 8, 2017-

Around 10 tonnes of solid waste was extracted from various rivers if the Kathmandu valley on Saturday.

Six metric tonnes of solid waste was collected from Bagmati River, as the 

Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign reached its 191st week on Saturday, according to Rajesh Prasad Singh, chief of the High-Powered Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilisation. 

Stakeholders and campaigners assembled to clean the river were divided into two groups, with one group involved in extraction of solid waste and its 

management and the other carrying out door-to-door awareness campaign in and around the Tilganga area. 

Meanwhile, three metric tonnes of garbage was taken out of from Rudramati River from different places as the clean-up drive in this river reached 150th week. Around one metric tonne of solid waste was extracted from the Bishnumati river. 

Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa inaugurated a special programme aimed at cleaning Budhanilakantha Temple and its surrounding areas. Minister Thapa called for cooperation from all to help clean the river, said Rudramati Stakeholder Society Vice-Chair Rohit Giri.

Five fined for dumping garbage

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has slapped five persons with a fine of Rs 5,000 each for dumping garbage at non-designated areas. The metropolis police had detained people from Annapurna Sweets Shop Gaushala; Prem Furniture Shop, Tilganga; a glass shop and a meat shop on Saturday morning for throwing waste. As per the Solid Waste Management Act-2011, those found guilty of throwing garbage in prohibited zones area liable to a jail term of six months or a fine of Rs 5,000-Rs 150,000 or both depending on the nature of the offence. (PR)

 

Published: 08-01-2017 07:28

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