Time ripe for industrial development: PMBy Laxman Kafle
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called upon the private sector to engage in industrial development with confidence as business-friendly environment has been created in the country. Addressing the 55th annual general assembly of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) cum FNCCI Day-2021, Oli expressed his commitment for timely amendment to laws hindering the industrial development of the country.
Chitwan farmers test four-wheeler paddy transplanter successfullyBy Laxman Kafle
Farmers in Chitwan are now making efforts to increase production and productivity of paddy by using modern farming tools. Farmers here are confident that the use of modern agricultural tools and techniques in commercial farming will help them resolve the problem of manpower shortage and increase their savings. Farmers of Bachhauli of Ratnanagar and Mumroz of Khairhani municipalities of the district have planted rice by using a four-wheeler machine for the first time.
Sugar production nosedivesBy Laxman Kafle
The production of sugar across the country has dramatically decreased this year. According to the Nepal Sugar Producers’ Association, sugar production has decreased by 45 per cent compared with last year -- from 180,000 tonnes to 100,000. “The factor responsible for this is the reduction in its cultivation area, which in turn is attributable to dispute over the payment to the sugarcane farmers,” said Sashi Kanta Agrawal, President of the Association.
Fish tourism venture : From bicycle mechanic to a millionaireBy Laxman Kafle
Once a hardworking bicycle mechanic, Ramesh Chandra Murau has now become a millionaire thanks to his innovative commercial fish tourism enterprise. 13 years ago, however, Murau was leading a completely different life as an owner of a humble bicycle repair shop. With mere Rs. 2000 in his pocket, he started a bicycle maintenance business in Butwal Sub Metropolitan City -16 of Rupandehi in 1997, and continued spearheading the operation until 2007.
Irrigation facility makes farmers less dependent on rainsBy Laxman Kafle
Farmers of Gurung Khola Magar Tole in Rajpur Rural Municipality-1 in Dang district no longer depend on rain water to grow crops, thanks to the lift irrigation project, initiated with the financial and technical support of the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernisation Project (PMAMP).
Nepali agriculture: From manual labour to mechanisationBy Laxman Kafle
The government has placed a priority to modernise and commercialise agriculture to achieve self-reliance in agro products. The aim is to bring a timely change in the mode of traditional farming done for subsistence. This sector being still the mainstay of Nepali economy, the focus is to mechanise the tilling, weeding and harvesting and to expand market infrastructure.
Irrigation facility elates farmers in Lamahi, DangBy Laxman Kafle
Installated at a cost of Rs. 1.5 million, with 85 per cent subsidized, the water lifting pumps is helping them irrigate 15 Bighas of land throughout the year. “We are very happy to see that our fields can now grow crops and vegetables three times a year,” said Lal Bahadur Budha Magar, Chairman of Gurung Khola Agriculture Cooperative. “Our arid village is now converted into a green area. We had to rely on rain water for crops plantation, and the yield was very low because of the lack of irrigation...
Amalekhgunj-Lothar pipeline to save Rs. 4 billion annuallyBy Laxman Kafle
The feasibility study of the construction of pipeline connecting Amalekhgunj in Bara district to Lothar in Chitwan district has been completed.
Farmer listing campaign starts from todayBy Laxman Kafle
Farmer Listing, a nationwide campaign to list all the farmers across the country, is all set to be launched here on Saturday. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inaugurate the programme, which was brought into operation through the tireless effort made by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, amidst a function in Kathmandu.
Sugar stock dwindling, import permit being delayedBy Laxman Kafle
The government has not given permission to purchase additional sugar even though the stock of sugar at the Salt Trading Corporation (STC) is running out. According to Information Officer at the STC Kumar Rajbhandari, the STC has only around 500 tonnes of sugar in its stock.