Deforestation cause of calamity: Shakya

THE HIMALAYAN TIMES

BHAKTAPUR: Minister for Environment, Science and Technology Keshav Man Shakya has said the growing deforestation has caused landslides and floods with the loss of life and properties.

Inaugurating a tree plantation programme on the premises of the Bishnubir Temple and Kunda of the Madhyapur Thimi Municipality on Saturday, Minister Shakya said the reality of ‘green forest wealth of Nepal’ has turned into myth now.

If we don’t continue tree plantation, we will see more calamities in future, he warned. Minister Shakya pointed out the need of launching ‘one person one tree’ campaign to restore greenery in the country.

As many 200 tree saplings of various species were planted as per the programme organised by the Balkumari and Bishnu Bir Community Forest Users’ Group.

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