Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
In Kathmandu and the valley’s seven other municipalities, the Bagmati is joined by its major tributaries—Bishnumati, Hanumante, Dhobikhola and Tukucha. Sewage from squatter settlements and much of the valley’s 600 tonnes of unsegregated solid waste is dumped into the rivers’ waters, turning these rivers into little more than sewage canals
Photographs by: Aditya Batra
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