- Narayan Dhungana
Kathmandu. As per the plan of the Government of Nepal, about 34 tons of garbage has been removed from various mountainous areas this year under the ‘Clean Mountain Campaign’ conducted by the Nepal Army.
This time in the three-year campaign (in 2022) the most garbage has been collected. Earlier, 10 tons of garbage were removed in 2019 and 27.6 tons in 2021.
This year’s clean mountain campaign was launched on April 5 with the objective of protecting nature and the environment and minimizing the impact of climate change.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, the campaign team returned the flag to Chief of Army Staff Prabhuram Sharma and announced the end of the campaign.
There is a growing risk that Nepal’s identity will be tarnished by the garbage found in the mountains. The Nepal Army has started this adventurous campaign from 2019 BS to save the multi-faceted mountain range of Nepal.
In that campaign, the Nepal Army has coordinated and cooperated with various governmental and non-governmental, and private sectors. This year, the expedition was launched on Mount Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, and Manaslu.
According to the Nepal Army, a total of 33,877 kg (33.8 tons) of garbage was collected from these mountainous areas, including 7,227 kg of decomposing garbage and 26,650 kg of non-decomposing garbage.
The team has also collected two human skeletons from Kanchenjunga Himal.
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