The Nepal Weekly | June 29, 2021
Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign and other clean-up programmes continued despite Kathmandu valley witnessing torrential rain on Sunday.
Trash and garbage along the Bagmati River in Pashupati and Shankhamul areas was collected and managed on the same day as part of the 424th week of the mega campaign.
Member of the Board of Directors of the High-Powered Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee, Dr Mala Kharel led the cleaning programme at Pashupati area while Campaigner Laxmi Poudel led the clean-up programme at Shankhamul area. Campaigners and volunteers managed the waste and trash on the river banks of the river.
Similarly, waste in the area south of the Anandapul at Tokha Municipality-9 has been managed in the 357th week on Sunday of the Bishnumati Clean-up Campaign. Tree saplings have also been planted in the area to mark the occasion. The campaign of cleaning one of the most important and revered rivers in the Kathmandu valley was launched on 19 May 2013.
Similarly, the clean-up has been done in the Bagmati River upstream of Guheshwori, the Rudramati rivulet, the upstream areas of Bishnumati rivulet, the Manohara rivulet, the Godawari Khola rivulet and the northern and western sectors of the Ring Road.
The cleaning works were carried out in these areas by maintaining physical distance and adopting health safety measures in view of the risk of COVID-19. Bagmati clean-up campaign has spurred similar clean-up drives in other tributaries of the Bagmati River. The clean-up programmes have been continued at 20 locations around the Ring Road as well. Emulating Bagmati clean-up campaign, cleaning of public places and rivers is taking place in 107 places of major cities, rivers and cultural heritage sites throughout the country including the Kathmandu Valley.