Farmers fret as FMTC denies buying paddy citing quality dipBy The Rising Nepal
The farmers of Banke are struggling as the Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC), Nepalgunj, denied buying their paddy. According to the farmers, it was because of difficult guidelines put forth by the FMTC.
Paddy production declines in SudurpashchimBy The Rising Nepal
Paddy production has decreased significantly in Sudurpashchim Province this year as compared to last year. Paddy production has almost halved in the current fiscal year due to offseason rains in October and subsequent floods in Kailali and Kanchanpur. These two districts of the province produce more paddies. The produce here also supports other districts.
Demarcation of Mechi-Mahakali Railway track within monthBy TRN Online
The demarcation of the electric railway track linking Kakarbhitta-Inaruwa will be completed within a month. People have been protesting as stay order is imposed in the land around the railway tracks.
Keshav Badal receives Kamal Mani Memorial AwardBy The Rising Nepal
Former President of the National Cooperative Federation of Nepal (NCFN) Keshav Badal has been awarded the Kamal Mani Memorial Sajha Sewa Cooperative Award for the year 2078 BS. Badal was presented the award, which carries a purse of Rs. 50,000, by Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Sashi Shrestha amid a function in Lalitpur on Friday. According to Sajha Sewa Cooperative Limited, Badal was awarded for his contribution to the national economy through cooperatives.
Panchthar farmer produces tomatoes for 16 months from same plantsBy The Rising Nepal
Most of the farmers have been growing tomatoes for only four to five months from a plant. After that, they destroyed the plant after it stops yielding fruit. But Tika Nembang of Chillingden in Phalgunanda Rural Municipality-4, Panchtahr, has been growing tomatoes from the same plants for 16 consecutive months. He achieved the success to get yield from a tomato plant for 16 months after he started cultivating tomato with a plan to grow it from the same plants for 18 months.
Govt fixes minimum support price of sugarcane at Rs. 590 per quintalBy The Rising Nepal
The government has fixed the minimum support price of sugarcane at Rs. 590 per quintal for the current fiscal year. A Cabinet meeting on Wednesday approved the minimum farm gate price of sugarcane tabled by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies for approval, informed Minister for Communication of Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki while making the decisions public on Thursday.
Governor Adhikari lauds media's role in promoting banking literacyBy The Rising Nepal
Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Maha Prasad Adhikari has said that the media has a vital role to run banking literacy programmes so as to impart banking literacy on general public en mass. "It is the media that can reach the mass and impart banking literacy on a large number of people at a time. Here, media itself has taken initiative. It's a good initiative. It should succeed and sustain," he said. Addressing the inaugural programme of banking literacy campaign in the Capital, Governor Adhikari...
NEA revamping power supply infrastructure in ValleyBy Laxman Kafle
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has taken initiative to complete the under construction projects as soon as possible for the improvement of power transmission and distribution system in the Kathmandu Valley. The NEA has moved ahead with the aim of completing the projects under construction within a year to meet the growing demand of electricity in the Kathmandu Valley and to make the supply reliable and qualitative. Projects such as construction of new substations, automation of existing substations,...
Governor Adhikari lauds media's role in promoting banking literacyBy TRN Online
Addressing the inaugural programme of the banking literacy campaign in the Capital, Governor Adhikari said that financial inclusion and banking literacy are two sides of the same coin, so they should go together.
Lumbini records good number of touristsBy TRN Online
“After the lockdown was lifted, a total of 508,892 tourists, both foreign and domestic, visited Lumbini in 2021,” said Gyanin Rai, chief administrative officer at Lumbini Development Fund (LDF).
Sirseni locals preparing for homestayBy The Rising Nepal
The locals of remote Airawati Rural Municipality -1, in Sirseni, Pyuthan, are preparing for homestay in the village. Members of Sirseni Swabalamban Samuha have outlined a plan to generate income from the hospitality business. Rita Saru Magar, proprietor of the homestay, said that they had a plan to start the business from nine houses in the village.
Estimated cost of Sunkoshi-Third hydropower project is Rs 160 billionBy RSS
The construction cost of the Sunkoshi-Third hydroelectricity project is estimated to be Rs 160 billion, the Department of Electricity Development said.
India spends record $55.7 bln on gold imports in 2021 - govt sourceBy TRN Online
India splurged a record $55.7 billion on gold imports in 2021, buying more than double the previous year's tonnage as a price drop favoured retail buyers and pent up demand emerged for weddings that were delayed when the pandemic first hit.
Farmers worry over marketing of kiwifruitBy RSS
The farmers here have been worried over marketing of kiwifruit. Although they had begun the kiwifruit farming expecting good sale, they are now selling the produce at low price.
NOC is service oriented enterprise: SecretaryBy The Rising Nepal
Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Dinesh Bhattarai has said that the Nepal Oil Corporation, which is a government-owned enterprise, is not a for-profit organisation but a service-oriented one. Speaking at an interaction on 'Easy Supply of Petroleum Products and Automatic Pricing System' organised by Society of Economic Journalists-Nepal on Sunday, Bhattarai said that the Corporation was not profit-oriented so if the Corporation earned profit, it would go to the state's...
Tomato farmers happy after getting good priceBy The Rising Nepal
Farmers of Sarlahi, known as the town of tomato, are happy to get good price for tomatoes this year. This is the main season of tomato production. Farmers are selling their produce by bringing it to the market. According to the Agriculture Wholesale Market Management Committee, Lalbandi, tomato is being sold at Rs. 1,200 to Rs. 1,250 per crate in Lalbandi Wholesale Vegetable Market. One crate contains 20 kgs of tomatoes. Farmers are now selling tomatoes at Rs. 48 per kg.
Paddy production drops by almost 500,000 tonnesBy The Rising Nepal
Paddy production has declined significantly in the country this year, mainly due to massive floods triggered by the unseasonal rains in October, last year. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), paddy production has decreased by 8.74 per cent to 5.13 million tonnes in the fiscal year 2021/22 compared to last year’s production. Paddy output totalled 5.13 million tonnes that is 491,000 tonnes lower than last year’s harvest. A total of 5.621 million tonnes...
NEA staff to get discount on NA flightsBy The Rising Nepal
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) for cooperation between the two. The MoU was signed by NEA Managing Director Kul Man Ghising and Executive Chairman of NAC Yubaraj Adhikari on Monday in the presence of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale and Secretary Maheshwor Neupane.
Cargo transport can improve NAC financial situation: Minister AleBy RSS
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale, has argued the financial status of indebted Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) can be improved if its annual services comprise 50 per cent of cargo transport.