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Government should confiscate barren land: Secretary

The government should confiscate the farmland, if a farmer household does not harvest for three years, according to a secretary. Addressing an interaction, here in Kathmandu today, secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister Krishna Hari Baskota said that

Borrowing habit of farmers less, farmland fragmented more in a decade

Surprisingly, borrowing habit and market access of the farmers seem very discouraging, average holding size has decreased and migration of male for employment has forced more female in agriculture in last one decade. “Over half of the agriculture households do

PMO directs government agencies to assist farmers or face penalties

The Office of the Prime Minister (PMO) today directed agriculture offices to compensate farmers, if they fail to provide technical assistance to farmers. Though the secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister Krishnahari Baskota issued a Citizens’ Charter today

Kalimati vegetable market imports only a quarter of supplies

Only a quarter of total supply of vegetables and fruits are imported in the Kalimati Vegetables and Fruits Market. The market imports only 24.79 per cent of supplies from India and 1.69 per cent from China, the data provided by

Government to include organic coffee in export basket

The government will include the organic coffee in the list of major export products. Speaking at an interaction on the occasion of golden jubilee of organic coffee production in Nepal, senior economic advisor Dr Chiranjivi Nepal said that the government

NFC to buy 28,500-tonne of paddy rice directly from farmers

Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) is planning to buy paddy rice directly from the farmers this year. “The corporation will buy 28,500-tonne of paddy rice directly from the farmers this year,” said general manager of the corporation Dr Shivahari Shrestha, at

One in every four Nepali consumes inadequate food

A quarter of the population consumes inadequate food, according to a survey. “Some 25.3 per cent of the population had inadequate food consumption during the latest cycle, a slight deterioration since the previous cycle but a significant improvement compared to

Government plans to attract youths into agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture Development is planning to launch youth focused programmes to attract them to agriculture and also to check labour outflows that have seriously hit the farm sector. The proposed programmes focusing on livestock and crop production are aimed