World Environment Day marked by the planting of saplings on the banks of the Bagmati River – myRepublica

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KATMANDU, June 5: Saplings of various species have been planted in the United Nations (UN) park area along the Bagmati River on World Environment Day.

The saplings were planted on the occasion of the 421st mega Bagmati clean-up campaign, which also coincides with World Environment Day today. No less than 50 saplings of the species “samba”, “kainyo” and “sisau” have been planted occasionally, said Dr Mala Kharel, board member of the Integrated Committee of the overpowered Bagmati civilization.

No less than 40 activists, including Deependra Shrestha, member of the Provincial Assembly, the former Chief Secretary of the Nepalese Government Leelamani Poudyal, the Secretary of the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Dr Prem Narayan Kandel, the high-level Bagmati committee chairman Uddhab Prasad Timilsina, actress Deepashree Niraula and actor Purna. Bikram Shah was present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, the planting campaign was carried out in different 60 areas today on the occasion of World Environment Day in the call of the Mechi Mahakali clean-up campaign.

On occasion, Provincial Assembly member Shrestha explained that a campaign had been designed to build parks by exploring encroached public lands.

Forestry Secretary Kandel said budget allocations have been made for plantations across the country in the coming year.

Likewise, a clean-up and planting campaign was carried out in the municipality of Tokha-9, in the area of ​​the Shiva temple along the banks of the river during the 354th week of the Bishnumati clean-up campaign. 30 different saplings were planted for World Environment Day today, according to campaign coordinator Shovakanta Pandey.

Meanwhile, Diwas Bahadur Basnet, an expert in water resources management, said the Bagmati River is not being restored despite years of implementing the mega campaign due to the lack of a campaign for inform people that they should not litter and dump their household sewer. in the river.

He said Bagmati has turned into a “dead” river as the drain is directly discharged into the sacred river in many places without treatment.

“We started to clean up the Bagmati, but we did not run a campaign not to throw trash there. As a result, there was not much of a difference in making the river clean despite over a hundred weeks of river clean-up campaign. ,” he said.

He said the problem is that we haven’t been able to change our old habits despite knowing that our habits contribute to environmental pollution.


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