Realities of Waste Scenario at Kathmandu

-Manashree Newa

Kathmandu, a city of the beautiful history is also known for ugly waste management scenario. Kathmandu, a city with diverse groups of people and culture is also known for the culture of throwing wastes in the streets. Kathmandu is a small city compared to developed cities in other parts of the world. Yet, we have big solid waste management issues.

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Privacy matters

The 2012 eviction of the Paurauki squatter community along the Bagmati River, demolished private spaces for residents to bathe.  Women and children were bathing outside in the open, and suffered from the lack of privacy. INCLUDED supported the Kalika Women Community Organization (Mom’s Club) recognize the need for a safe place for everyone, particularly adolescent girls and women to be able to bathe.

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Tea from public toilet: Wonderful reality in Biratnagar Koshi Zonal Hospital

Launching of Bio-Gas Plant in Public Toilet

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Solution Within!!

The 21st century is blessed with sophisticated technology. However, in most of the cases, the price is paid with degraded environment. The excessive use of chemicals in the agriculture has resulted in the degradation of soil quality and has adverse impact on the public health. Besides, fertilizers are scarce and expensive in Nepal.

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Rising from the Waste

Waste collectors have a pivital role in city sanitation.

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Confession of a Mother

“In my village I cannot get enough food even if we have money.  Here in the city, at least I can buy food for my family if we could earn money”,  says Kanchi Maya Yonzan, a 24 years old housewife and mother of 2.  Like many other villagers, Yonzan was forced to migrate to the city in order to provide for her family.

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