July 5, 2019: Khwopa College, Bhaktapur, recently conducted a discussion session that revolved around the theme of “Beat Air Pollution” on the occasion of World Environment Day 2019. The college collaborated with Clean Energy Nepal and it led the program further. Mr. Bhusan Tuladhar, Chairperson of Clean Energy Nepal, gave a presentation on “Air Pollution and Nepal” and addressed the threats people are facing due to the extreme air pollution.
Air pollution has been a prime issue of 21st century for both developed and developing world. It has huge negative impact on various environmental aspects which directly or indirectly affect the quality of human health. Nepal, especially Kathmandu, in the current situation, is observing rapid urbanization and various infrastructure development projects. As a consequence, these kinds of human activities have been responsible for increasing air pollution in an enormous rate inside Kathmandu Valley. Chronic exposure of deteriorated air increases the chance of non-communicable disease (NCD) like lung disease, heart disease, and cancers.
Remedial actions can still be taken from individual level by embracing cleaner way of life. To be more specific, for a start, planting and conserving green-gold trees can give it a way. Other than this, educating and making people aware of the ultimate consequences may as well have some satisfying results.
It is to bring into attention that other colleges should also make events like these obligatory. It can soon be noticed of the distinctions between the before and after adapting to youth awareness about environmental cleanliness.