Nepal

  • Bagmati River

    Bagmati River

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Bagmati River</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/nepal/bagmati_hl.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>The Bagmati Action Plan is the latest attempt to heal the river system, from its origins in the Shivapuri hills to Chouva where it leaves the valley. It was launched in 2008 for the period 2009-14, and proposes a budget of close to 15 billion Nepalese rupees spread over five years (in comparison, in 2008 &ndash; 2009, the total allocated for the Bagmati and its tributaries was Rs. 1,394.24 million).</p>

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Renewable Energy</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/nepal/biogas_hl.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>The major energy resource base in Nepal consists of biomass, hydroelectricity, petroleum products, natural gas, and coal reserves. Among the entire energy resource base, it is evident that biomass is the dominant resource base of the country with respect to its utilization. Biomass provided 86% of the total energy consumption, petroleum 9%, which is mainly consumed by urban areas, electricity only 2% and renewable 1% of the total energy consumption.</p>

  • Community Forestry

    Community Forestry

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Community Forestry - Nepal</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/nepal/forestry_hl.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>The most significant regulatory development in support of community forestry was the enactment of the Forest Act in 1993 by the first elected parliament after the 1990 movement for democracy. The 1993 Forest Act guaranteed the rights of local people in forest management. Nepal became the world&rsquo;s first country to enact such radical forest legislation, allowing local communities to take full control of government forest patches under a community forestry program.</p>

  • Privatization of Water

    Privatization of Water

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Privatization of Water</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/nepal/private_water_hl.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>The World Bank initiated water sector reforms aim primarily at privatizing water utilities and commercializing water resources. The water privatization policy of the World Bank articulated in a 1992 paper entitled &ldquo;Improving Water Resources Management&rdquo; proceeds from the belief that water availability at low or no cost is uneconomical and inefficient.</p>

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC)

    Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC)

    Agriculture is the major sector of Nepalese economy. The Ministry is the central apex body of Government of Nepal to look after the agriculture and allied fields. The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

  • Food Safety

    Food Safety

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Food Safety in Nepal</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="food safety" src="http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/country/nepal/foodsafety_hl.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; width: 530px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Since 2006 Food Safety has become a concern that is increasingly referred to in the media. Government has undertaken to promote and strengthen food safety aspects through putting regulatory norms and guidelines into effective enforcement. </span></span></p>

  • Second International Conference on Environmental Justice, Climate Change and Biodiversity (ICECB), March 1-4, 2014, Nepal

    This conference has been organized out of widespread the environmental degradation, global warming, biodiversity threats and the increasing conflicts of violence around the world.

  • Global Challenges: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery, October 26-30, 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal

    The conference will focus on sustainable management of wastewater and recovery of resources globally, as well as in these demanding environments. The challenges in these regions are fueling the development

  • Lifeline: Kathmandu's stone water spouts

    Lifeline: Kathmandu's stone water spouts

    The vast sums of money spent, the various engineering interventions, the many city master plans and the instituting of various river commissions have had little or no impact on improving the Bagmati and

  • A civilisational loss

    A civilisational loss

    Of the five sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the valley, the ‘state of art’ 16.4 mld Guheshwori STP is the only one that functions, though partially. The other STPS at Dhobighat, Sallaghari, Hanumante

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