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House meeting unanimously passes Drinking Water and Sanitation bill 2075 BS

Radio Nepal 7 Aug, 2019 8:24 pm

Kathmandu, August 7: The meeting of the House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Drinking Water and Sanitation bill 20
75 BS.

Earlier, answering the questions of the lawmakers, Drinking Water Minister Bina Magar said that the governments in all three levels have been working responsibly to ensure the fundamental rights of people enshrined in the constitution.

Minister Magar urged all to extend help for conserving water sources.  Also taking part in the question-answer session of the house meeting, Women, Children and Senior Citizen Minister Thama Maya Thapa said the laws ensuring 33 % representation of women in all the state organs as per the constitutional provision is in offing.

She said the government has been working to guarantee the proportional inclusive representations.

Speaking in the meeting, the lawmakers drew the attention of the government towards providing relief and rehabilitation to the flood and landslide victims, managing embankment to the rivers, and addressing the issues of landslides permanently.

They also urged the government to be serious about the pesticide check as overuse of pesticide in vegetables has been worsening the public health.

Likewise, the lawmakers stressed the need for appointing office-bearers in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to address the cases related to decade long conflict in the country.

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