Sand and stone extraction from river. (File photo)
POKHARA: A conservation campaign has been started for the protection of the Seti River.
The river originates from the Annapurna Himalayan range and flows through Machhapuchchhe Rural Municipality and the Pokhara Metropolitan City of Kaski District.
The campaign for conservation has been started to draw attention to the environmental impact of the unscientific extraction of sand and stones from the river.
The initiative is aimed at stopping the exploitation of the river materials and encouraging the conservation and scientific use of the river, said Engineer Hemraj Paudel.
The Save Seti campaign led by Paudel had previously filed a petition in the Pokhara High Court to stop the sand and stone mining from the Seti River. In response, the court issued an interim order to stop the mining immediately.
However, the activists have drawn the attention of the local administration saying that the excavation has not been stopped even after the court’s order.
Meanwhile, an ad-hoc committee was formed to register the Seti protection organization under the leadership of activist Poudel.