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By Michael Victor and Ilse Pukinskis

Communicating an “ecosystem-based approach to more sustainable agriculture” can be as difficult as it sounds. Often, national level officials confuse this with ‘conservation’ – a big bad word in countries where development is the primary concern.

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The Bagmati River is the largest river in the capital city of Kathmandu Valley which comprises 57 rivers and rivulets as its tributaries. It originates from Bagdwar, bifurcates Kathmandu valley in to two parts and crosses the valley at Chovar. Threr are so many shrines and cemeteries located in its bank. Gokarneshwar, Guheshwari and Pashupatinath temples.

Bangladesh and India have some of the most intricate and complex river systems in the world. The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, the three major rivers, along with their tributaries drain an area of about 1.75 million km2 and directly impact the lives of 620 million people.

 

The Ganga sub-basin extends over an area of 1086000 sq. km and lies in India, Tibet (China), Nepal and Bangladesh. The drainage area lying in India is 861404 sq.km which is nearly 26.2% of the total geographical area of the country. The sub-basin is bounded on the north by the Himalayas, on the west by the Aravallisand the ridge separating it from Indus basin, on the south by the Vindhyas and ...

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