A total of 18 metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted during the weekly cleaning of the major rivers in Kathmandu Valley today.
As part of the 174th week of Bagmati Clean-up Campaign, six metric tons of solid waste was scooped out from Teku confluence this morning, according to the High-powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee.
Members of the committee, officials of Kathmandu metropolis, Nepali Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police personnel, members of the Chitamani women’s club, Pachalighat and school students joined the cleanliness campaign, according to director of the committee Rajesh Prasad Singh.
Also present were former chief secretary Lilamani Poudel, who is the founder of the campaign, former secretary Kishore Thapa and other distinguished personalities. As part of the campaign, volunteers also made door-to-door visits to homes in the neighbourhood to make the residents aware about proper and responsible waste management.
Likewise, two metric tonnes of solid waste was collected from the Rudramati River as part of the 133rd week of Rudramati Clean-up Campaign at Gyaneswar-Dillibazaar-Maitedevi-Ratopul area, said Chairperson of the Rudramati Concern Society Basudev Marasini.
Also today, the 109th week of cleaning of the Bishnumati river took place at Dallu, where four metric tonnes of solid waste was collected.
The 69th week of the Nakkhu River Clean-up Campaign saw extraction of six metric tonnes of waste from the river.
A version of this article appears in print on September 11, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.