Volunteers remove 45 tonnes of waste from rivers

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- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

May 6, 2018-

Activists removed 45 metric tonnes of waste from various rivers and Ring Road in the weekly cleaning campaign on Saturday, an official said.

More than 200 citizens and civil society organisations took part in the weekly cleaning campaign.Volunteers extracted 10 metric tonnes of solid waste each from and around the Bagmati River as part of the 260th week of Bagmati and the 163rd week of the Tilganga section of the Bagmati cleaning campaign.

Members of the High-powered Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee, Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Armed Police, Nyano Sparsa, Muktinath Bikas Bank, Reiyukai took part in the cleaning drive, said campaigner Mala Kharel.

The Bagmati cleaning campaign above Guheswari reached the 221st week today. Volunteers cleaned the area near Kanti Bhairav temple in Ward no. 4 in Gokarneswar municipality. Campaigner Uttam Pudasaini said they removed one metric tonne of solid waste.

The Rudramati River cleaning campaign reached 215th. The drive started from Ratopul to Maitedevi temple.Campaigner Rohit Giri said volunteers removed one metric tonne of solid waste.In the 187th week of the Bishnumati River cleaning campaign, volunteers removed five metric tonnes of waste from Anandatole area in Tarkeswar municipality, campaigner Anil Dharel said. Resident from the area, affiliated to various social organizations, took part in the campaign. In the 56th week of Ring Road cleaning campaign, more than 250 volunteers removed place 18 metric tonnes of debris from Tilganga section of the road.

Campaign co-ordinator Lok Bahadur Tandon said volunteers dismantled eight huts illegally constructed on public land.

In the 53rd week of the cleaning at Aloknagar in Ward no. 31 of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, the Matrishakti Cleaning Group went around door-to-door spreading awareness on cleanliness and civic responsibility as well as management of dust-bins, said cleaning coordinator Pramila Poudel.

In the 38th week of Ring Road, Bafal section, residents removed two metric tonnes of solid waste, said Campaign, Coordinator Tara Bahadur Kunwar.Volunteers compelled residents to clean or pick up garbage thrown around and dispose it properly, was a notable feature of this group.The Bagmati Cleaning Mega campaign started May 19, 2013. Its success led to similar campaigns in more than 45 locations across the country.

Published: 06-05-2018 07:05

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