Around 40 metric ton of solid waste was collected from the Bagmati River and its surroundings near the fruit market in Kuleswor on Saturday morning as part of the Clean Bagmati Campaign.
Today was the 89th series of the campaign that is underway since 18th of May 2014. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary Lilamani Poudyal, who is spearheading the campaign, said the campaign has already led to a decline in throwing away waste into the sacred river and that support of all was necessary to maintain the cleanliness of the river and its vicinity.
Civil servants, Kathmandu metropolis staff, Nepali Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police, civil society organizations, students and members of the general public joined hands in the event today.
Also speaking at the event, local social worker Ishwor Chandra Gautam said human settlements on the banks of the river have been inviting many problems including polluting the river. Engineer at the Waste Management Department of the Metropolis Rabinman Shrestha said though management of old wastes in the area is challenging, support of all to the campaign has contributed to better management and cleanliness. RSS