Mar 18, Kathmandu- The Pashupati Area Development Fund has intensified the cleaning campaign in the area around the Pashupatinath temple complex. The second phase of the campaign is now underway.
Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Minister Sudan Kiranti has also participated in the cleaning campaign. The minister participated in the second phase of the cleaning campaign conducted by the Kiranti Sector Development Fund.
The cleaning campaign which started from 7:30 am on Saturday will be carried out in Suryaghat, Gaurighat, Kiranteshwar, Kailas, Himakund and other areas.
Dr. Ghanashyam Khatiwada, executive director of the development fund, said that the cleaning campaign will last for three months. Khatiwada says, "Plastic and glass garbage in the area around Pashupatinath temple has increased. It seemed that it had to be managed. In that case, the fund started a clean-up campaign. Now the second phase of the campaign is underway. The campaign will last for three months".
A cleaning campaign will also be conducted in the areas around the Bagmati river that flows past the Pashupatinath temple. The river has been getting polluted due to the garbage that flows after the cremation. The clean-up campaign will also focus on collecting such garbage.