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Minister duo Thapa and Basnet inspects vehicular pollution

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa and Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Basnet today made a surprise inspection of vehicular pollution at Thapathali intersection of the capital city.

On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the minister duo descended on the streets to check the pollution as part of a week-long programme organized by the Ministry of Forest and Environment.

Home Minister Thapa said citizens’ health would remain good only if environment remains healthy and called for everyone’s mandatory support in keeping the environment healthy.

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He said the public must compulsorily follow pollution standards and stressed on regular checking for the same. Minister Thapa said corruption is linked with the increasing pollution and dust in the city and called for tackling it.

During the programme, Minister Basnet said today’s programme was part of the week-long programme to mark the World Environment Day.

He said Healthy Nepal Campaign would be started on June 5 with Prime Minister’s participation. Minister Basnet said the campaign was being started as part of an integrated effort to control pollution, manage waste and promote greenery.

The Minister duo also checked the pollution level emanating from their vehicles.

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Govt committed to develop Tarai region : PM Oli

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JANAKPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed the need to revolutionize and modernize the agriculture sector in Province 2.

Addressing the the provincial assembly of Province 2 in Janakpur on Saturday, PM Oli said that doing so would help to increase production by as much as four times.

On the occasion, PM Oli said that he is committed to develop Tarai region of Nepal.

He also expressed the federal government’s commitment to bring necessary changes and support the provincial government to meet its goals and urged provincial ministers and parliamentarians to put forward favorable plans and policies to modernize agriculture, one of the major sources of employment in the country.

PM Oli said that a ship that will leave from Nepal to Kolkata of India will be operated from Province 2 He further said that the ship will be operated from three rivers of Nepal soon.

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He further said that the Postal Highway will be completed within the next five years. Stating that he has a good relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PM Oli said that the relationship between two countries would be strengthened further.

Oli also highlighted the benefits of cross border connectivity through trains and highways that would help to strengthen trade relationships with both the neighbors while increasing people-to-people relationship.

As soon as the meeting began at Province Assembly, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lawmakers Bisheshwor Prasad Yadav, Upendra Mahato and Gauri Narayan Sah boycotted the meeting and walked out of the hall.

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