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Egg price increased, still short of production cost

Tue, Jul 09, 2019
Chitwan, July 9 The price of egg has been increased. A crate of big egg now costs Rs 280. Its price was Rs 200 before this. Similarly, the price of small..

Solar lamps in remote villages

Tue, Jul 09, 2019
Parbat, July 9  Solar lamps have been installed in different places of Mahashila rural municipality-7, Lunkhudeurali in Parbat.  The installation is made to ease locals to walk in the evening and night..

Dhulikhel mayor launches 'A day in a week in the farm' campaign

Mon, Jul 08, 2019
Kavrepalanchok, July 8 Mayor of Dhulikhel municipality, Ashok Kumar Byanju has announced a policy themed 'A moment in the Farm One Day a Week '. As part of this campaign, mayor..

Tanahun hydro project: four companies submit bids for dam construction

Mon, Jul 08, 2019
Kathmandu, July 8  Four different companies have come up with formal intent for the construction of structures, including dam in Tanahun hydropower project.  Four companies, including a consortium of Nepali entity have..

Sugarcane farmers announce agitation

Tue, Jul 02, 2019
Nawalparasi, July 2  The sugarcane farmers of west Nawalparasi, who have been launching agitation every year seeking payment of due amount from the sugar industries, have announced yet another agitation movement..

Farmers throw green tea leaves on highway in protest

Mon, Jul 01, 2019
Pashupatinagar, July 1 Tea farmers have thrown green tea leaves to the Mechi Highway after reluctance from industrialists to purchase their tea produce.  Farmers resorted to pour out their tea products in..

Paddy plantation completed by 30 per cent

Sun, Jun 30, 2019
Bajura, June 30 Paddy plantation has been completed by only 30 per cent due to lack of rain in Bajura.  By Asar 15, i.e. today, majority of the plantation should have..

Stalled Rahughat hydel project resumes construction after five years

Fri, Jun 28, 2019
Myagdi, June 28 Rahughat Hydropower Project in Rahughat, Myagdi district, stalled for the past five years has resumed construction.  Developed by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in 2066 BS, the project halted..

'State-2 will be made an agrarian state'

Fri, Jun 28, 2019
Lahan, June 28 State-2 Minster for Land Management and Agriculture Cooperative Shaielndra Prasad Sah said emphasis on agriculture has been reflected in policy and programme to make State-2 an agrarian state.  He..

Cross-country petroleum pipeline test goes successful

Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Birgunj, June 24 The underground petroleum pipeline from Motihari, India to Amlekhgunj, Nepal has completed its test.  The test has been carried out after the completion of pipe laying works. Most probably,..

MPs to monitor agriculture pocket zones

Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Surkhet, June 23 Karnali State Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives Bimala KC has said that the agriculture pocket zones will be operated under the direct observation of the members..

Govt should itself construct Upper Karnali hydro project: Leader Rawal

Thu, Jun 20, 2019
Achham, June 20 Achham, June 20  Standing committee member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bhim Rawal, has said the government should construct the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project on its..

Melamchi project's second phase works begin

Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Melamchi, June 17  The second phase works under Melamchi Drinking Water Project have begun. As part of this, the government has started pooling land that falls within the project coverage area.   The..

Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline installation nears completion

Wed, Jun 05, 2019
Kathmandu, June 5 Around 99 per cent of the installation of petroleum pipeline along the Motihari-Amlekhgunj has been completed.   Petroleum products from India will be imported to Nepal via around 78-kilometres pipeline..

Students receive free solar lamps

Wed, Jun 05, 2019
Jumla, June 5  In a bid to help students in their study, Sinja rural municipality in the district has distributed solar lamps to 12 schools free of cost. The solar lamps were..

Public service will be effective: Minister Aryal

Mon, Jun 03, 2019
Phidim, June 3  Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Padma Kumari Aryal, has said public service delivery would be made more effective and smooth. Only political change is not..

Subsidy to Shuklagandaki farmers

Thu, May 30, 2019
Damauli, May 30 The Shuklagandaki municipality in Tanahu has provided a grant to goats farmers as an incentive for them. Fifty famers mainly from indigent community of Shuklagandaki municipality-12 received Rs..

Israel will assist in Nepal's agriculture: Ambassador Omer

Wed, May 22, 2019
Pokhara, May 22  Israel ambassador to Nepal Benny Omer said Israel would help in Nepal's agriculture sector.  Nepal could learn much from Israel's progress in agriculture, he said referring to a training..

Tea entrepreneurs and workers reach 3-point agreement; protest called off

Tue, May 14, 2019
Bhadrapur, May 14 Tea workers have called off their protest after Nepal Tea Producers Association made an agreement in writing to provide remuneration to workers in line with the Labour Act..

Mistrikhola hydropower project complete

Sun, May 12, 2019
Melamchi, May 12 The construction of a 2,270 metres long tunnel of the Mistrikhola Hydroelectricity Project has been completed. The project is located at Narchyang of Annapurna rural municipality-4 in Myagdi..

Kanchanpur soil turning acidic due to excessive use of chemical fertilizers

Mon, May 06, 2019
Kanchanpur, May 6 Excessive use of chemical fertilizers by farmers is found increasing the acidity of the soil in their fields. The level of acidity in the soil has increased due..

Subsidized rice sold before reaching target people

Thu, May 02, 2019
Jajarkot, May 2 The subsidized rice sent for Sarmi depot of Nepal Food Corporation has been sold before reaching the target people. The rice, which was being brought for Sarmi depot..

Upper Naugad hydropower production in final stage

Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Darchula, April 18   The under-construction upper Naugad second hydropower project has come to the final stage of its production.  The hydropower having the capacity of 8-MW has stepped up its preparation to..

Over Rs 5 million worth of crops, fruits destroyed in storm in Bara

Thu, Apr 04, 2019
Birgunj, April 4  Crops and fruits worth more than Rs 5 million were destroyed in the massive storm in Bara district, according to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Bara.  The storm hit some..

Farmers start cultivating Kalimarsi rice varieties

Thu, Apr 04, 2019
Khalanga, April 4  Farmers here have started cultivating special varieties of Kalimarsi and Ratimarsi rice in Jumla.  According to the traditional practice, sprouting seeds of the rice varieties are cultivated on Chaitra..

Chicken import discontinued to Gandaki state following bird flu

Fri, Mar 22, 2019
Parbat, March 22  Import of chickens has been stopped to four districts - Parbat, Baglung, Myagdi and Mustang - following detection of bird flu in neighbouring districts including Kaski, Chitwan and..

Modern technology-based agriculture stressed

Wed, Mar 13, 2019
Biratnagar, March 13  State-1 Minister for Social Development Jeevan Ghimire has stressed the need on the use of modern technology so as to attract youths to agriculture profession.  He said this while..

International conference on food sovereignty to be held on March 10

Thu, Mar 07, 2019
Lalitpur, March 7  An International Conference on Food Sovereignty and Famers' Rights is to be held in the capital on 10-12 March.  The National Farmer Commission is organising the event to frame..

Outbreak of H9 virus behind killing of chickens

Wed, Feb 27, 2019
Association Chair Raju Adhikari said there is no bird flu epidemic in Nepal and it is baseless to report that the bird flu has killed chickens in Hetauda. He further..

Government working to address farmers' problems: Agriculture Minister Khanal

Tue, Feb 26, 2019
Kathmandu, Feb 26  Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal has said that the government was working as per the short-term, medium-term and the long-term plans to address the pressing..
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