Over 40 metric tonnes of garbage collected from various rivers in Valley

KATHMANDU: As much as 40 metric tonnes of garbage were collected from various major rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

Around nine metric tonnes of solid waste were managed while cleaning the Bagmati River as a part of the Bagmati Clean-Up campaign that entered its 212th week today, according to campaigner Umesh Bohra.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Population and Environment organised a bicycle rally from Tripureshwar to Ram Mandir in the Pashupatinath Temple area.

A special clean-up drive was also conducted in the Pashupati area on the occasion.

According to Campaigner Bohra, over 500 people from various walks of life and different government agencies including Secretary at the MoPE Dr Bishwanath Oli and Pashupati Area Development Trust Member Secretary Dr Govinda Tondon joined the clean-up campaign that aims to help the holy river Bagmati regain its chastity.

Meanwhile, Ring Road Clean-up campaign that entered its 8th week today collected 22 metric tonnes of waste from the area starting from Tokha-based Green City Hospital to the Taleju Petrol Pump.