RAGING WILDFIRE CAUSING POLLUTION IN VARIOUS PARTS OF NEPAL


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The ongoing wildfires in more than 100 places of Nepal have turned many places of Nepal into a polluted zone, especially the capital, where pollution was already high even before the wildfire. Due to the fire, smog has covered every parts of Nepal making it difficult for people to breathe. The Air Quality Index has been over 300 for the past 4 days.


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One of the major solution for this would be that there should be ample rainfall but we aren't having that since fire broke out. People have been complaining mainly about the burning sensation in the eyes including me. Government has decided to close all the schools and postpone the examination of all courses till this week Friday in Nepal. People with chronic respiratory infections are at high risk of getting illness due to pollution. Apart from this, wildlife has also been greatly affected. The damage caused by this fire has yet to be determined.

Nepal still lacks the clear policy for controlling such hazardous activities. There seems to be no concern of the central government regarding this issue. All they care is about their chair. However, local bodies have been keen on putting the fire under control but all their efforts is going in vain. There's been no rain since past three months. This year Nepal mountains also experience lack of snow and Earth temperature was the highest of all time. I wish it will rain soon.

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