Campaign to focus on air and sanitation

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

Jun 3, 2018-The government is making preparations to observe the World Environment Day as a mega campaign throughout the year.

The Ministry of Forest and Environment is marking the environment day with high emphasis on the prevention of pollution, management of waste, sanitation and plantation of tree in urban areas including Kathmandu Valley, The government has incorporated the campaign for environment in its annual policies and programmes and budget. The World Environment Day falls on June 5 every year.

Addressing a programme on environment conservation organised in the Capital on Saturday by Policy Research and Advocacy Hub, Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet said the environmental day should be celebrated throughout the year.

“The environmental protection campaign should be tailored keeping in mind the geographical reality and practical aspects rather not imitating foreign measures,” he added.

Also speaking on the occasion, conservationist Dr Dharmaraj Uprety suggested adopting new policy for the forest management while noting that the pollution has increasingly troubled daily life in major urban areas.

Environment expert Rabin Malla and Rajan Thapa also suggested change in the policy. Policy Research and Advocacy Hub Chair Raj Shahi said that emphasis should be laid on the development of physical infrastructure and conservation of forest and environment.

Published: 03-06-2018 07:12

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