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Nepal proposes worldwide campaign against soil erosion and desertification

Radio Nepal 14 Sep, 2019 8:09 am

Kathmandu, Sept. 14 : Nepal has put up a proposal to launch a worldwide campaign against soil erosion and desertification which has emerged as a global challenge.

The proposal was tabled in the global conference on desertification, land degradation and drought organized by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Indian Capital New Delhi.

 

Addressing the conference yesterday that was being held from 2 Sept, Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet stressed the need for joint worldwide efforts to curb soil .

Stating that Nepal has come up with a concrete plan to control soil erosion, the minister said the government has announced the fiscal year of 2019/20 as the year to plant trees, and has prioritized the President-Chure Tarai Madhes Conservation Programme.

 

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