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Posted by Raju Gurung

Environmental degradation and poverty are inseparably linked in a vicious and negative cycle. The physical environment is closely linked with conditions in the watersheds of Nepal's river systems.  Many of these watersheds are over-exploited and degraded. Human activity, combined with natural factors such as steep slopes, fragile geology and intensive monsoon rains, result in extensive soil loss and siltation of rivers and dams. This, in turn, increases the risk of severe flooding, deterioration of the overall environment, displacement of people and economic losses.

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Posted by Shree Bhagavan ...

Abstract: In Nepal, water is often associated with disaster of landslides and floods destroy farms, even entire village, displacing hundreds of people from their place of origin. In recent times, districts of Nepal have shown signs of vulnerability to environmental stress, particularly drought related stress. The spring of the hill's local water sources are drying up rapidly, while in the Terai ground water is depleting.

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Posted by Shree Bhagavan ...

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