With employees on Dashain leave, capital starts stinking


KATHMANDU: The problem of garbage has again surfaced in the Kathmandu Valley.Now, the capital has started to stink due to uncollected garbage in the streets and pavement of the city.

According to the Environment Management Department at the Kathmandu Metropolitan Office, the Department has not been able to collect all garbage produced daily in the capital as almost employees for garbage management are on the Dashain leave.

Around 400 metric tonnes garbage produced in the capital in a day and 20 containers are needed for its disposal, Department’s engineer Purushottam Shakya said.
But, at present the Department is able to operate only five and six vehicles for the purpose of garbage disposal due to a lack of human resources.

Besides, the volume of garbage production has increased in the capital during the festive season and the problem arose as the Department is not able to manage it as per the production ratio. RSS