Kathmandu: Minister of Forest and Environment, Dr. Birendra Prasad Mahato, Envisions Forest’s Contribution to Nepal’s Prosperity
45% of Nepal’s total land area is covered with forests, and now, it is being connected to prosperity through their active involvement. In a roundtable event organized by Round Table Nepal on Sunday, Minister Mahato praised the institution’s contribution to making Nepal a greener country. He also emphasized that the responsibility for environmental conservation lies with all three levels of government and stakeholders.
“We have 45% of our land covered with forests. To make forests a significant contributor to Nepal’s economy, we need to work together with coordination among all stakeholders. Green forests have become Nepal’s wealth,” said the Minister.
In the same event, Minister Mahato highlighted the inconvenience of importing timber on a large scale, especially when we have vast forests in the country. He stressed the need to connect forests to prosperity and make them an income-generating medium for the nation.
Kathmandu Metropolitan City-12 Chairman Bal Krishna Maharjan also announced the city’s objective of planting one lakh (100,000) saplings, and he expressed that the work has already begun.
National President Rahul Agrawal and International President Jayant Agrawal also shed light on the organization’s past work and future plans, expressing their commitment to plant 1 lakh saplings successfully within the stipulated time. Minister Mahato himself participated in tree planting on the school premises during the occasion.