Sunday, 9 June 2019

polluted pokhara city

Posted by Anup Baral | June 9, 2019 :
Increasing number of vehicles as well as the ever rising population have been causing environmental pollution in the tourist city of Pokhara. The lake city has become the most polluted city after Kathmandu due to escalating environmental pollution. Earlier, the government had formed a working team to carry out a study and suggest measures to manage the transport in Pokhara. The team had examined air pollution in five areas of the city.The research centre had collected air samples from Prithvi Chowk, Mahendrapul, Halnachowk, Harichowk and Nadipur areas. According to the study, high content of carbon mono oxide has been found in places with high pressure of vehicles. Similarly, dust particles weighing below 10 micro grams were also found in excessive amount. As the air in Pokhara contains sulfur-dioxide and nitrogen oxide, immediate measures need to be taken to reduce air pollution.The team has recommended pollution-free vehicles to curb pollution in the Lake City. The team has submitted a 16-point report to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport. They have suggested establishing an Air Quality Monitoring Centre to inspect air quality in the city at the earliest. Other recommendations include implementation of green stickers on vehicles, no permission to new vehicles and promoting electric, gas, and solar vehicles.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.