Mini two-wheeler ploughing tractor taking over ox-drawn ploughBy The Rising Nepal
Pirtiram Praja Chepang has been a farmer for many years. When he remembers his past and compares it with the present, Pirtiram finds ease in farming now since the ploughing machines entered the village.
Fertiliser supply improvesBy Laxman Kafle
Lack of fertiliser during the paddy plantation season has been a recurrent problem in Nepal. Every year, the farmers face ordeals of fertiliser shortage. However, this year, the authorities have claimed that there would be no shortage of chemical fertiliser at least during the plantation season. They said they would manage to cater at least half of the demand to each farmer. “We will provide fertiliser to the farmers. They will not face dearth of fertiliser this year like in the past years as...
Paddy plantation begins in BajhangBy The Rising Nepal
Farmers in Bajhang district have started planting paddy in the fields having irrigation facilities. Farmers of Thalara, Chhanna, Rayal, Bagathala, Bungal and surrounding areas of the district headquarters have started planting paddy since the second week of June. Those who had been to India for employment have also started returning home to plant paddy.
Farming on Bagmati River bank transforms livesBy The Rising Nepal
The Bagmati River bank, which was like a desert until 10 years ago, is now becoming as expensive as gold for the locals of Hariharpurgadhi Rural Municipality, in Sindhulimadhi, in Sindhuli district. Flowing through the border of Sindhuli and Makwanpur districts, the river has now been turned into a fertile land by the hard work of the family of Bir Bahadur Ghalan, a resident of the municipality. He said that his 15-member family now survives on the crops grown on the river bank.
Public transport sector loses monthly Rs. 70 billion business since prohibitory order, workers demand reliefBy The Rising Nepal
According to Vice-President of Nepal Yatayat Baybasahi Rastrya Mahasang (Nepal National Federation for Transportation Business), Deepak Adhikari, Some 290 thousand passenger vehicles run across the country including buses, mini and micro buses in different long routes. The turnover of these vehicles in total would be around Rs. 70 billion per month.
Nepal's largest cold store comes into operation in Banke, traders delightedBy The Rising Nepal
Chairman of Nepalgunj Cold Storage and Ware housing, Sanjay Kumar Jain, said that 60 percent of its total capacity has already been utilized as it came into operation.
Revenue of Pokhara metropolis up by three fold from sand excavationBy The Rising Nepal
The Office informed that the revenue paid by different excavation companies added Rs. 300 million in Pokhara Metropolis's income this fiscal year so far. According to Revenue chief Pandey, this amount is tripled that of previous fiscal years.
Labours in fast track construction unpaid for one yearBy RSS
The labours working in the Khutiya-Dipayal fast track have not been paid for a year. A labour Prem Acharya said 125 labours were undergoing hardship as they have not been paid for long time.
Date expired food items seizedBy The Rising Nepal
Kankai Municipality in Jhapa district made frequent market observations and monitoring after they received a number of complaints from the locals that illegal trading of date expired edible goods thrived during the restriction period.
Private sector urges govt to exempt finesBy The Rising Nepal
Private sector umbrella organsiations have appealed to the government not to impose fines on those who failed to pay taxes during the prohibitory period. Issuing a press statement jointly, Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) and Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) requested the government not to impose any kind of penalty on the entrepreneurs who have not been able to run the industry due to the current difficult situation and...
Gulmi banks draw crowdsBy The Rising Nepal
The banks operating in Tamghas are crowded with people seeking services. With the administration's decision to open banks for three hours a day, the queue of people has increased at the banks.
Plastic bags below 40 microns thickness to be banned, producers seek Govt support to replace machinesBy The Rising Nepal
“How is this ban supposed to help Nepali plastic producers when the government has laid no plans to stop the import of much cheaper and thinner plastic bags of around 10-15 microns from India and China?”
Financial sector feels prohibitory order as deposit, credit flow slumpsBy The Rising Nepal
The deposit of the BFIs rose only by Rs. 8 billion while the credit flow rose by Rs. 43 billion in the given period. Rise of deposit in BFIs in the preceding period from mid-March to mid-April was Rs. 120 billion while the rise in credit flow in this period was Rs. 167 billion.
Taplejung farmers attracted to coffee farmingBy The Rising Nepal
Farmers in western part of Taplejung district were busy with professional coffee farming. Mostly the farmers in Aathraii, Tribeni and Mauwakhola Rural Municipalities have already begun coffee farming. Farmers were attracted towards coffee farming as they saw huge profit on this cash crop. “Market demand for coffee is increasing nowadays and we are interested in making earnings through its commercial farming,” a farmer Chandra Tamang said.
Global recovery strong, but uneven: WBBy The Rising Nepal
The global economy is expected to expand 5.6 per cent in 2021, the fastest post-recession pace in 80 years, largely on strong rebounds from a few major economies. However, many emerging markets and developing economies continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the World Bank said in its June 2021 Global Economic Prospects. Despite the recovery, global output will be about 2 per cent below pre-pandemic projections by the end of this year.
Government insists on extraction of aggregates from only identified quarriesBy RSS
Saying attempts have been made to politicise this provision in the budget in the name of Chure though the point 199 of the budget has not mentioned about Chure, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel said that there would not be any interference on the Chure ecology.
32,500 metric ton urea arrives in NepalBy The Rising Nepal
A total of 32,500 metric tons of urea fertiliser procured from Bangladesh have arrived in Nepal.
Draft of Dairy Development Policy tabled in Cabinet, policy targets to increase farmer's net profit to Rs. 40,000 a monthBy The Rising Nepal
The policy aims at increasing per capita milk availability to 91 kg in 5 years from existing 76 kg, 118 kg in 10 years, 160 kg in 20 years, 175 in 22 years and generation of per family net profit of milk producing farmer of Rs. 40 thousand a month in 5 years and Rs. 130 thousand in 22 years. It will also create some 600 thousand direct and full employment.
People throng at FMTC depot in Kalikot to buy essentials, spread of COVID-19 fearedBy The Rising Nepal
People have thronged after the depot started last Sunday to sale food grains with 20 per cent discount as per the government announcement in the budget speech that the food items and daily essentials would be sold at 20 per cent concessions by the state-owned trading enterprises during the corona period.
Solukhumbu unable to utilise tourism royaltyBy The Rising Nepal
The District Coordination Committee (DCC) of Solukhumbu has not been able to spend Rs. 220 million it earned from tourism royalties six years ago. The then District Development Committee had earned Rs. 400 million in the fiscal year 2015/16 from its 30 per cent share of the total mountaineering fees collected from tourists. Of that amount, Rs. 220 million still remains unspent.