Clean-up campaigns continue

  • Security personnel are seen removing waste from the Bagmati river. Post file Photo
- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Nov 19, 2017-

A total of 35 metric tons of solid waste was extracted from various rivers and managed from the Ring Road area in the Valley on Saturday, as part of the ongoing weekly clean-up initiatives. 

Accordingly, eight metric tons of solid waste was scooped out from the Bagmati river banks in front of Pashupatinath Ram mandir area to mark the 236th week of the Bagmati cleaning mega campaign. The Kailash hills was also relieved of waste on the day. The area was full of waste following from hundreds of devotees that came to the Pashupati temple premises on Thursday evening and Friday morning to mark the Bala Chaturdashi festival. 

But with Kathmandu metropolitan city waste-carrier vehicles hard to come by, 

hundreds of metric tons of waste remain piled up on the Pashupati temple premises area, according to campaigners. 

More than 600 people, including office-bearers of the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilization, Kathmandu metropolis, Nepali Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police, Tilganga women’s group, took part in the campaign on Saturday, according to the committee. 

Also on Saturday, the areas upstream of Guheswari—around Hanuman Ghat and Gothathar bridge—were cleaned up marking the 196th week of the campaign. More than 100 people from the Ramro Jorpati, Hamro Jorpati campaign and Pudasaini Friendship Society took part in the cleaning activities, removing two metric tons of waste. 

Likewise, one metric ton of solid waste was scooped out from the Rudramati river banks between Ratopul and Siphal areas. More than 200 people were involved in the clean up drive on the day, according to the Rudramati concern society.

The clean Bishnumati campaign also observed the 164th week on Saturday, with more than 200 people collecting five metric tons of solid waste from the river banks in the Manamaiju area of Tarkeswar Municipality. 

As part of the 34th week of the Manohara river cleaning campaign, two metric tons of waste was collected from the Narephant area where over 150 residents of KMC Ward-32 volunteered for the cause. The campaign is also organising a cleaning programme at Koteshwor chowk on Tuesday, according to campaigner Chandra Dangal. 

The Ring Road cleanup campaign marked 32nd week, with more than 350 locals collecting 12 metric tons of waste from Machapokhari to Gongobu chowk.  

Cleaning up campaigns continued also in Min Bhawan Aloknagar and the Ring Road Bafal stretch clean up. Three metric tons of waste was managed in the two locations with involvement of security personnel, local NGOs and the general public, according to coordinator Tara Bahadur Kunwar. 

The Indramati cleaning campaign entered its 12th week, with two metric tons of waste being managed in the area around Kalanki of KMC-14. 

Published: 19-11-2017 07:30

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