FMTC delivering food through onlineBy Laxman Kafle
The state-owned food supplier --Food Management and Trading Company has started utilising modern technologies so that the people could have an easy access to its services. The FMTC has been operating online delivery services in the Kathmandu Valley.
Fuel supply smooth, says NOCBy Laxman Kafle
Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the state owned petroleum supplier, has been supplying petroleum products to the petrol pumps across the country based on their demand. “We are delivering fuel to the fuel stations across the nation on demand. We will deliver fuel to the petrol pumps when they inform the concerned NOC depots for fuel,” said Binitmani Upadhyay, spokesperson of NOC.
Milk collection tumbles 35%By Laxman Kafle
As the sales of milk has plummeted due to the prohibitory order imposed in major cities of the country, including the Kathmandu Valley, dairy farmers have become worried. The milk collection has dropped by around 35 per cent across the country due to the prohibitory order as the demand for milk has decreased significantly especially in Kathmandu Valley and other cities, said Dr. Rajendra Prasad Yadav, executive director of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
Economic scenario challenging due to COVID-19: PaudelBy Laxman Kafle
Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel has said that the economic scenario in the near future is challenging due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. ‘The path to inclusive and sustainable economic recovery is hampered by the extensive impact of the COVID-19. The economic outlook remains challenging in the near future, despite efforts to keep the economy in track,” he said while addressing an informal meeting of SAARC finance ministers Wednesday.
Nepal to achieve 4% economic growthBy Laxman Kafle
Nepal's economic growth rate is expected to be 3.98 per cent in the current fiscal year 2020/21. According to the latest data prepared on the basis of the data and information relating to the economic sector from the first seven months to the nine months of the current fiscal year, the GDP growth rate at basic prices is estimated to be 3.98 per cent.
Low budget ceiling likely to affect agriculture programmesBy Laxman Kafle
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development expressed its serious concern over the reduction of budget ceiling to the ministry in the upcoming budget. According to an official at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, the budget limit has been reduced in agriculture sector at a time when the government aims at making the country self-reliant in agro products. The reduction of budget will directly affect the government’s objective to make the country self-reliant in agriculture...
Vegetable prices soar as production declinesBy Laxman Kafle
The price of green vegetables has collectively risen over the last couple of weeks in the Capital and customers as well as vegetable traders have felt the adverse impact of the same. Reduction in supplies is said to be the cause driving up the prices.
India agrees to supply fertilisers in G2G model for five yearsBy Laxman Kafle
The government of India has agreed to provide chemical fertilisers to Nepal under the government to government (G2G) model for coming five years. According to secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development Dr. Yogendra Kumar Karki, India has accepted a proposal to supply fertilisers to Nepal under the G2G model.
Pesticide limit fixed in vegetables, fruits, teaBy Laxman Kafle
The government has, for the first time, set a maximum residual limit (MRL) of pesticide in 10 types of vegetables and fruits. The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) has fixed a maximum residue limit (MRL) for apple, banana, bitter gourd, brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower, okra, potato, tomato and tea. “MRL has been prescribed for different 10 fruits and vegetables amid growing concerns about the increasing use of pesticides in vegetables and fruits,” said Mohan Krishna Maharjan,...
DDC ghee growing popular among Japanese consumersBy Laxman Kafle
Ghee produced by state-owned Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) is gaining popularity in Japan. DDC brand ghee, which started being exported to Japan from August 2020, has so far reached 33 tonnes, said Rudra Prasad Poudel, general manager of DDC.