Beni (Myagdi), Aug. 13: With the initiatives of locals, tourism villages of Myagdi district have become ‘plastic-free’ villages.
Locals have declared different villages of Myagdi district including Shikh, Ghar, Paudwar, Narchang, Nagi, which are attraction of domestic and foreign tourists visiting the Round Annapurna, as well as trekking routes reaching these villages as plastic-free areas.
A local Chitra Pun said that after the management of plastic-related waste and plastic, which makes adverse impact on human health and environment, number of tourists visiting the areas have gone up.
Seven villages of Myagdi district and two of Parbat district, which are included in the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Community Eco Trekking Route, have been declared as ‘plastic-prohibited’ areas.
The Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Community Eco Trekking Route, brought into operation with the initiative of Magsaysay Award winner, Mahabir Pun, has incorporated old as well as new tourism villages of Myagdi. RSS