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No adequate soil to cover garbages at Bancharedanda


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2023 Feb 23, 12:50, Kathmandu
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The shortage of soil has taken a toll on the management of garbage at the Bancharedanda landfill site. The soil shortage has resulted in a 'capping' problem.

Capping is the cover of garbage. Currently, the garbage collected from 18 local levels of Kathmandu is managed at Bancharedanda.

The Kathmandu Valley's garbage is being managed there for seven months. Soil is required to cover the garbage. The garbage must not be left open, but it has been difficult to find adequate soil to top the waste.

The local forest users' committee has obstructed the supply of soil from the place designated by the Ministry of Urban Development.

A spokesperson at Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nabin Manandhar, informed us that 50 tons of soil are required every day to cap the waste. It is a huge amount of soil. Currently, the soil is supplied from faraway places which are not always viable, he added.

As much as 1,200 metric tonnes of waste is collected every day from the Kathmandu Valley and taken to Bancharedanda for management. Two hundred tankers carry the waste daily.

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