Tue, 20 Aug, 2019

Life In Kathmandu

By Raju Shrestha

Picture Courtesy: theguardian.com

Kathmandu, the capital city of our country, is also the heart of our country. Many people from all over Nepal, want to live here in Kathmandu.

All the modern facilities like educational institutions, hospitals, and transportation are available only in Kathmandu or are better than those from other parts of the country. As a result, many people come to Kathmandu for different purposes due to which the city has become overcrowded, giving rise to different pollution.

As a resident in Kathmandu valley, taking care of our health has become very important. Every day, many people are getting admitted to the hospital due to the different kinds of illness caused by pollution. These hospitals and clinics are getting overcrowded as well. Moreover, the streets and roads are full of people and vehicles. This has made transferring of diseases just that easy.

Some of the most important things to live a healthy life are pure drinking water, fresh air, and fresh food. But people living in Kathmandu valley are compelled to take in impure drinking water and breathe polluted air.

Moreover, packed food sold in shops contain cholesterol and fats which are not good for our health. The street foods are obviously not good. They are responsible for causing diseases like food poisoning, diarrhea, cholera, and dysentery.

The vehicles in the street are responsible for causing air and sound pollution. And, with the growing number of vehicles in the street, the pollution is getting worse.

The source of drinking water in Kathmandu Valley is also not clean. With the drinking water and sewage pipes running together, there is a high chance of them mixing. And, the worse thing is we can’t tell seeing from our naked eyes. We have to be careful in selecting the water we drink and use. Living in Kathmandu can be glamorous and the facilities may seem attractive. But, along with all the facilities comes pollution, and the risk of deteriorating our health.