ROLPA, Jan 12: The iron mine of Jelbang, Sunchahari municipality-7, has been ignored by the agencies concerned since decades. The mine was excavating continuously from 16th century. But in 1989, Department of Forests banned the excavation of iron from the mine. The government has not shown any interest to operate the mine.
Looking back to the paradigm shift of forest management in Nepal, community forestry is not an old practice. The emergence of community forestry and its policy in Nepal took place only after the failure of meritocratic forest management system which had already sacrificed the majority of the hill forests (Hobley, 1996).
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: As many as 1,200 army personnel are engaged in construction work on the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway project, the army said. The personnel range from rank and file to officers informed General Khand. “Each person gets Rs 150 per day in additional remuneration for non-risk work and Rs 550 if the work involves risk,” he informed.