The Story Grant Programme for Atmospheric Issues: Selected participants

Krishna Adhikari

Krishna Adhikari is Executive Editor of the National News Agency (RSS), Nepal’s largest and longest serving news agency. He has been associated with RSS for the past 18 years. He has a master’s degree in mass communication and journalism and political science. 

Adhikari is also a lecturer and teaches at various mass communication and journalism colleges offering master’s degrees on the subject in Kathmandu. He works as a media trainer for different organizations and has conducted trainings for journalists across Nepal. 

He has successfully completed the Asia Journalism Fellowship (2013, Singapore), the UNDP Media Fellowship (2014-2015) and the WASH Media Fellowship (2014) and has participated in many trainings related to climate change at national and international levels. He can be reached at .


  • सुधारिएको इँटा भट्टातर्फ आकर्षण बढ्दो [Nepali]
    Attractions towards the improved brick kiln
    This feature article focuses on brick kilns that were reconstructed in Kathmandu after the 2015 Nepal earthquake. It highlights the growing interest of kiln owners to adopt the newly-engineered and improved zig-zag fixed chimney kilns, which have proved to be energy efficient and lower in emissions. Bidya Banmali Pradhan, associate coordinator for the Atmosphere Initiative at ICIMOD, is quoted saying the new kiln designs reduce emissions by 50 to 60 percent.
    7 December 2016
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  • इँटा भट्टामा सुधार [Nepali]
    Improved Brick kiln
    The article reviews the work of ICIMOD, the Federation of Nepal Brick Industries, and MinErgy in designing the new technology employed in the construction of improved brick kilns in Nepal.
    14 December 2016
    Published on Commandor Post National Daily
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  • बढ्दै वायु प्रदूषणको जोखीम, ४५ वर्षमा २० करोड मानिसको मृत्यु हुने [Nepali]
    Increasing risk of air pollution 
    The article reviews air pollution scenario in the world context and highlights the impacts of that pollution on the environment and public health. Looking more closely at the modes of pollution, the article examines the problems of indoor and outdoor air pollution in Nepal and potential means to address the issue by using and promoting clean energy or renewable energy technologies.    
    19 December 2016
    Published on Swaastha Khabaar Patrika
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