'Constitution will be delivered by mid-Aug'

Bhaktapur, Aug 9: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Mahesh Acharya has reaffirmed that the new constitution will be delivered by mid-August.

Minister Acharya said so at a sapling plantation programme jointly organized by Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management (DoSCWM) and Manoram Society at the bank of Manohara River in Bhaktapur to mark the Soil Conservation Day today.

Stating that few minor issues, including secularism were left to garner consensus, Minister Acharya expressed his confidence that agreement will be made on these issues at its earliest.

He further said that although some small political parties were dissent on consensus forged among the four major political parties, the new constitution will be promulgated incorporating their feelings and sentiments.

"Constitution by no mean is a law of permanent nature, it could be amended or revised as per the need," argued Minister Acharya adding that none should think that it ends herewith.

On a different note, he spoke of the need to stress on the conservation of the soil and increment in the soil's fertility for the conservation of watershed area. Furthermore, Minister Acharya also underscored the promotion of greenery in the country by saving water and soil.

Also speaking at the programme, Secretary of the Forest Ministry, Shankar Prasad Adhikari shared that the government had formulated strategy that accords high importance to the programmes like landslide control and integrated watershed management among others.

Similarly, Director General of DoSCWM Prem Narayan Kandel outlined the importance of afforestation in the barren land at the quake-hit areas so as to strengthen the soil weakened by the quake and subsequent aftershocks.

Some 500 trees' saplings were planted in today's programme.

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