The World Resources Institute’s updated Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas has revealed that Nepal ranks 40th in the list of countries facing water stress in the world.
File – Locals waiting for their turn to fill empty containers with water in Himali Rural Municipality, Bajura, on Friday, February 16, 2018. Photo: THT
While the water stress has been categorised as ‘extremely high’ in western Nepal, the stress level is high in mid-western and central regions of the country. The eastern and far-western regions of the country face medium to high water stress, according to WRI.Read more...
- Tsering D Gurung, Kathmandu
Twenty-five-year-old Rajina Shrestha ticks all the boxes of a modern Nepali woman. She is educated, opinionated and fiercely independent. But like thousands of others belonging to that troupe, she has not been able to reject one practice: observing menstrual restrictions every month.
The portable lavatories are expected to come handy during major festivals when the area is overwhelmed with visitors
- ANUP OJHA, Kathmandu
In a bid to facilitate pilgrims and visitors, the Pashupati Development Trust has brought 23 portable mobile toilets to operate on its premises.