Kathmandu, September 19
A government survey says urban Nepal disposes of 39 per cent of waste in landfills whereas 31 per cent is ditched in rivers.
The survey carried out by the Central Bureau of Statistics says urban Nepal produces 1 million tons of solid waste every year.
Here are the major findings of the survey:
Sources of waste
|Residential area||386,690 tons|
|Commercial area||245,884 tons|
|Academic institutions||103,244 tons|
|Health institutions||101,507 tons|
|Industrial area||94,392 tons|