13 metric tons of solid waste extracted in clean-up drives

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 27, 2017-

Thirteen metric tons of solid waste was extracted from the major rivers including Bagmati and the Chakrapath clean-up programme in the Valley on Saturday.

Six tonnes of solid waste was scooped from the Pashupati Ram Mandir and the premises of the main temple.  Around 500 volunteers were involved in collecting solid waste littered during the Teej festival on Thursday at an initiative of the Tilganga Women’s Group. The Mega Bagmati Clean-up Campaign marked its 224th week on Saturday.

The Rudramati clean-up drive has completed 182 weeks, where volunteers removed one metric ton solid waste from the Gyaneshwor, Sano Gaucharan and Kalopul areas. Another tonne of waste was extracted in the Bishnumati clean-up campaign which marked 154 weeks on Saturday. A total of 150 volunteers were involved in the effort.

Meanwhile, the Chakrapath sanitation drive marked its 20th week. Over 800 volunteers were involved in picking up trash from the Ring Road starting from Basundhara to Gongabu. 

Besides, the area also saw road expansion with the involvement of traffic police, officials from the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, and the Department of Roads. Illegally built huts were removed in the area.

The road expansion drive saw the presence of former prime minister Jhala Nath Khanal, the chief of the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division and high-ranking officials.

The Ramro Jorpati Hamro Jorpati group and the Pudasaini Maitri Samaj carried out the sanitation drive in Hanuman Batika and Gothatar areas, digging out one tonne solid waste. In Aloknagar, local clubs and volunteers went door to door educating people on waste management at the source.

Published: 27-08-2017 07:43

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