Neck blast leaves Jhapa paddy farmers nervousBy The Rising Nepal
Farmers in Kamal Rural Municipality of Jhapa and southern part of Damak have been worried due to neck blast disease. According to the farmers, the disease is caused by the fungus when the paddy is ripening. In Jhapa, there is a problem of neck blast disease every year. It can affect all above-ground parts of a rice plant--leaf, collar, node, neck, parts of panicle, and sometimes leaf sheath.
NRB approval not mandatory for foreign investmentBy Laxman Kafle
Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has unveiled ‘NRB Foreign Direct Investment and Loan Management Bylaw, 2078’ Tuesday. Through the bylaw, NRB has facilitated the inflow of foreign investment without the approval of the central bank. As per the bylaw, it will not be mandatory for the foreign investor to obtain prior approval from the NRB to send or remit foreign currency to Nepal after obtaining foreign investment approval from the foreign investment sanctioning body.
Unique water-maize sown in Chichila of SankhuwasabhaBy The Rising Nepal
Head of the Agriculture Knowledge Center of Shankhuwasabha, Govinda Acharya, said that he has heard about this maize for the first time. Acharya said that the sample of the maize has been collected for the study.
Farmers’ Commission asks for ban on import of self-reliant itemsBy The Rising Nepal
The commission suggested that there should be tax waiver on agriculture equipment, provision of ration card for food and daily essentials to poor farmers and proportion of budget based on the contribution of agriculture.
‘Zero tillage’ used for maize cultivation in JhapaBy The Rising Nepal
Maize has been cultivated commercially using 'Zero Tillage' technology for the first time in Jhapa. Farmer of Kankai Municipality Khagendra Silwal has planted maize using this technology for testing under the Prime Minister's Agriculture Modernisation Project.
NOC to construct LP Gas Bottling PlantsBy The Rising Nepal
Spokesperson of the NOC, Binitmani Upadhyay, informed that plants will be constructed in Province 2 and Charali of Jhapa district in Province 1. The NOC has informed that a technical report is being prepared by appointing a consultant.
NAC slashes international airfareBy RSS
Nepal Airlines Corporation, the national flag carrier, has reduced international airfare following a slash in aviation fuel for international flights.
China's foreign trade up 28.2 pct in Jan.-MayBy The Rising Nepal
China's total imports and exports expanded 28.2 percent year on year to reach 14.76 trillion yuan (about 2.31 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first five months of 2021, official data showed Monday.
Fish hawkers compelled to sell fishes on the streets (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
There is a community consisting of 90 families of fish hawkers that live in and around the Fewatal and Khapaudi. They have expressed their grievance by saying that they do not have organised place to sell their fish.
Fall armyworm destroying maize in SarlahiBy The Rising Nepal
Most of the farmers here are found spraying pesticides in the midday to kill the fall armyworms which are damaging their maize plants.
Canal of Jhyapre rivulet irrigation project constructedBy RSS
A 710-meter long canal of the Jhyapre Rivulet Lower Bhaiteni Irrigation Project of Managla rural municipality-3, Bamraja in Myagdi has been constructed.
Jhapa farmers using machines to harvest riceBy The Rising Nepal
Farmers in Jhapa have become happy after the arrival of combine harvesters in the village as a huge amount of paddy can be harvested and threshed in a short time by using the machine. The machine is used to cut, thrash and harvest paddy from the field to the houses and transport it directly from the farm to the buyers. The farmers do not have to worry about lack of farm workers after the availability of the machine.
1,200 tea workers lose job due to COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
Leaders of workers at the tea industries in eastern Nepal have demanded seriousness on the part of the stakeholders to address the problems of tea workers. Speaking in a virtual discussion organised by Sambad Samuha, Jhapa on Sunday, they drew attention of the stakeholders including the government to the plight of workers as a large number of them have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and some are working risking their lives.
Losses of tourist transporters pile up as vehicles stand idle in garage, over seven thousand workers affectedBy The Rising Nepal
President of the Nepal Tourists Vehicles Association, Ram Hari Sharma, informed that more than 2,700 vehicles including buses, microbuses and cars to carry tourists used to carry tourists daily which made aggregate monthly turnover of around Rs, 70 million per month during tourist season.
Over 243,000 tonnes of food items imported during prohibitory periodBy The Rising Nepal
The country has imported around 243,825 tonnes of foodstuffs during the month-long prohibitory period.
Braving virus, farmers start paddy plantationBy The Rising Nepal
Local farmers in Dakshinkali Municipality have started paddy plantation, despite the risk of contracting the coronavirus. In the municipality, rice is normally planted between mid-June and late-July to take advantage of the seasonal monsoon rains, which are essential for good harvest. Farmers are now busy preparing paddy fields and purchasing other essentials to plant rice.
Locals furious about low-grade construction materials used in bridgeBy The Rising Nepal
Substandard materials have been found to be used in the construction of motorable bridge over Thotnekhola River in Okhaldhunga. The construction company allegedly took advantage of the prevailing prohibitory order and used low-quality sand mixed with soil while laying the foundation for the bridge which connects Ward No. 4 of Siddhicharan Municipality with Ward No. 8 of Chishankhugadhi Rural Municipality. The locals complained that the contractor did not start work on the bridge for a long time...
A cylinder of gas costs Rs. 2,400 at RaskotBy The Rising Nepal
Citizens of Raskot Municipality of Kalikot district have been paying Rs. 2,400 for a cylinder of cooking gas. Consumers in the municipality, which is 26 kilometers away from the district headquarters Manma, have to pay Rs. 800 more than the price of a cylinder of cooking gas in district headquarters Manma. In Manma, a cylinder of cooking gas costs Rs. 1,600. For Raskot, the gas has to go from Jite, 10 kilometers below without reaching the district headquarters Manma. Even if the fare for 26 kilometers...
Paddy plantation begins at Fewa Phant, Pokhara (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
Farmers of Pokhara Metropolitan City ward n. 18, 23, and 24 are busy planting paddy amid the prohibitory order.
Farmers fail to sell products due to COVID-19 restrictionBy The Rising Nepal
Milk farmers in Morgan have suffered a loss as they have been unable to sell milk after the local administration imposed a prohibitory order to control COVID-19. The farmers are facing financial crisis after the cooperatives and private milk traders stopped purchasing milk from them while the prices of food grains have skyrocketed. Narayan Koirala of Kanepokhari-3, Rajgunj, who was selling 65 litres of milk a day before the lockdown, is now worried not about the livelihood of his family but also...