Pashupati Area Trust using new technology to clean Bagmati

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

Mar 17, 2019-

The Pashupati Area Development Trust is set to implement bio-toilet technology to clean the Bagmati River.

The PADT says the technology will be used to clean the water in the Bagmati River on the stretch from Guheshwari to Tilganga. PADT member-secretary Pradip Dhakal said they are conducting a feasibility study to check the effectiveness of the new technology.

The technology disintegrates and decomposes human waste into water and biogas. The decomposition is carried out by bacteria in the bio-digestion tank.

Twenty-four years ago, the High-Powered Bagmati Committee was established to carry out the cleaning process, but expected success has not been achieved so far.

The PADT is using this new technology in collaboration with the Committee, with an aim to boost the cleaning process and to also increase the river’s flow. The PADT stated that works on this project will start once the feasibility study team submits its report to them.

The Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign started on May 19, 2013, with the initial objective of making the water in the Bagmati River up to the Pashupati area fit for religious bathing purposes.

Currently, various other cleaning campaigns are carried out on various stretches of the river. And the river has been cleaned to some extent, but due to the discharge of drains in the upstream areas, the river water is still extremely polluted.

37 metric tonnes waste managed in Kathmandu Valley today Thirty-seven metric tonnes of waste was managed today in the course of cleaning rivers and various places along the Ring Road area in the Kathmandu valley today.

The waste collected was managed by the local units of the areas concerned.

The area on the bank of the Bagmati River in front of Ram Temple, in Pashupati, was cleaned today, with seven metric tonnes waste managed in the 305th week of the Mega Campaign.

More than 550 people, including PADT member-secretary Dhakal, chair of the High-Powered Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee, Narendra Raj Basnet, and campaign volunteers participated in the cleaning programmes.

Twenty-three organisations, including the Nepalese Army, Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force, also joined hands in the programme.

Published: 17-03-2019 10:23

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