Local Groups Help Clean Nepalese River

11 Jul 2014 by Local Press Report

Rapid urbanisation and human encroachment– especially in the Kathmandu Valley– have left Nepal's rivers highly polluted. Initiated by Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudel more than a year ago, the campaign– which aims to clean a 21km stretch of the river from Baghdwar to Chobhar– has received increasing support from civil society, the private sector and government agencies. "Through the campaign we wanted to give out the message that it is possible to clean up our rivers and it was everyone's job to do so," Paudel told Khabar. "Bagmati Cleaning Campaign has inspired several other river cleaning campaigns across the country...

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