BIRGUNJ, August 16: The Birgunj Metropolitan City (BMC) has decided to provide 10,000 sacks of urea fertilizers to the farmers in Parsa. Chief Administrative Officer at BMC, Laxmi Poudel, and Chief of Province Office of Agriculture Input Ltd, Chandra Prasad Chaulagain, signed a four-point agreement to this regard on Monday.

Farmers relieved with light rain

July 30, 2022 09:35 am

MAHOTTARI, July 30: Light rainfall on Friday evening has finally brought some relief to the farmers looking for a good paddy plantation season.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The number of retailers selling pesticides in Chitwan is rising. As farmers are increasingly relying on the use of pesticides, the number of sellers, too, has grown.

BIRGUNJ, July 19: Even at the end of June, about 30,000 hectares of fields were still empty in Parsa where 80 percent of the planting should have been complete by now. About 17.5 thousand hectares of fields that had been planted with pump sets have cracks. Even though the fields that are left to be planted have been dug up and cleared, the planting has not begun yet. On the other hand, the seeds in the bed are about to dry up and perish. This year, many fields in Parsa have not witnessed planting even in the middle of the planting season.

RAUTAHAT, JULY 17: Farmers of Sarlahi and Rautahat have been left high and dry due to the lack of irrigation in the paddy planting season. Due to the lack of rainfall even in July, paddy saplings have started to dry up in the bed and paddy fields are also drying up.

KATHMANDU, JULY 14: Farmers have been earning good incomes by producing seeds in Chitwan. Farmers of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-14, Patihani, have been earning more than Rs 65 million annually by producing original seeds. Umanath Poudel, chairman of the Advanced Seed Growing Farmers Group, said that the farmers have earned an annual income of Rs 65.36 million by producing paddy, wheat, zucchini, lentils and kidney bean seeds.

ILLAM, JULY 10: Farmers in the eastern part of the district depend on commercial vegetable farming. Although there are occasional problems in selling vegetables, most of the vegetables produced here are sold at high prices.

DOTI, July 3: Farmers in Doti are worried over the shortage of chemical fertilizer. They are bound to transplant paddy despite not having chemical fertilizer.

Three killed in lightning

June 28, 2022 13:00 pm

KANCHANPUR, June 28: Three farmers who went to the field for transplantation of paddy died due to sudden lightning on Monday.

BAITADI, June 28: Farmers are facing problems in transplantation of paddy due to scanty rainfall. Farmers, who used to depend on rain water, are in trouble due to the delayed monsoon season this year.

BANKE, JUNE 25 : Abdul Rais of Janaki Rural Municipality-5 is preparing to transplant paddy in his fields. He is compelled to plant paddy 2-3 days later than planned due to the unavailability of fertilizers. Similarly, Sarif Khan of the same village has not been able to transplant paddy saplings in his fields for the same reason.

SALYAN, June 23: Farmers in Salyan district are worried after their crops are drying up due to prolonged drought. Maize plants and paddy seedlings have dried due to lack of rainfall and irrigation, complained farmers.

WALING, June 19: Farmers in Syangja, who are facing shortage of chemical fertilizers, are happy with the news of availability of fertilizers starting Monday. Farmers are happy to hear that chemical fertilizer (DAP) will be distributed through the depot of Salt Trading Corporation Limited in Waling, Syangja.

DHADING, June 19: As the country is grappling with the crisis of chemical fertilizer across the country, farmers on Saturday seized two trucks of urea fertilizer at Dharke of Dhunibensi Municipality-6 in the district. The fertilizer is said to have been imported from the Indian market by evading customs revenue.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Salt Trading Corporation Limited (STCL) and Krishi Samagri Company Chitwan have said that they will begin distributing chemical fertilizers to farmers from June 20. The distribution of fertilizers is expected to provide some relief to the farmers who are facing the plantation season.

KATHMANDU, March 11: A group of medical students are on a relay hunger strike demanding a safe environment for studying at Maitighar area in Kathmandu.

DHANUSHA, Feb 5: The Madhesh Province has formed a high-level committee to identify and resolve the problems facing the farmers in the province.

Milk price goes up by Rs 6.52 per liter

February 1, 2022 09:47 am

KATHMANDU: The price of milk has gone up by Rs 6.52 per liter. The government on Monday decided to increase the price of milk.

Farmers demand hike in milk price

January 31, 2022 12:25 pm

CHITWAN, Jan 31: Farmers of Chitwan have demanded an immediate hike in milk prices. They have also warned of launching a struggle if the unit price of milk was not increased at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Sugarcane producing farmers are unhappy with the new floor price of sugar determined by the government. They have maintained that the new price is unable to give them respite as they have been facing soaring costs of production.

PHUNGLING, Jan 4: The farmers here are worried about the marketing of kiwifruit. Although they had begun kiwifruit farming expecting good sales, they are now selling the produce at a low price.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The government has raised its hands saying that it won’t be able to ensure adequate supply of fertilizers this year too, leaving farmers in a lurch.

DOTI, Dec 20: Sudurpaschim Province Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta has said the development of the agricultural and livestock sector is essential to improve the living standard of farmers.

NEW DELHI, Dec 12: Tens of thousands of jubilant Indian farmers on Saturday cleared protest sites on the capital’s outskirts and began returning home, marking an end to their yearlong demonstrations against agricultural reforms that were repealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in a rare retreat.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Farmers in Bogtan area of ​​Doti have not been able to collect and store ginger as they did not get a fair price in the market. They have left the crop in the field.

MOHRANIYA, India, Nov 22: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have caved in to farmers' demands that he scraps laws they say threaten their livelihoods.

Savior for Heroes

November 7, 2021 14:44 pm

Can the loss of farmers be compensated? After all, they contribute 20 % to the GDP. Shouldn’t they be compensated?

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Farmers affiliated with the All Nepal Peasant’s Federation staged a protest at Maitighar in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

JUMLA, Oct 31: Eight hundred farmers of Jumla have been badly affected by the recent floods triggered by incessant rains from October 18 to October 20. The floods damaged the farmers' crops including apple orchard, walnut nursery, apple nursery, maize, bean and millet. According to the data prepared by the District Administration Office, Jumla, 800 people of the district have been affected by the floods.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 25: Flower farmers of Bhaktapur district are busy picking flowers and sending them to the markets for Tihar.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Sugarcane farmers of Sarlahi have once again staged a protest in Kathmandu after the sugar factories failed to clear their dues.

Changes in Farming System

July 11, 2021 15:10 pm

Farmers in Nepal are mainly involved in subsistence production for maintaining both economic and social demands. Limited food grains and livestock are sold for cash income. Off-farm income opportunities are limited. Therefore, all household members are involved in farming activities.

NAWALPUR, June 1: Madhyabindu Municipality in Nawalpur district has provided quality paddy seeds to farmers at  50 percent subsidized rate.

BAJURA, Feb 5: The district has witnessed snowfall since last night. With heavy rainfall, chilling cold has badly affected normal life of people across the district.

SINGHU, India, Jan 31: India blocked mobile internet services in several areas around New Delhi on Saturday as protesting farmers began a one-day hunger strike after a week of clashes with authorities that left one dead and hundreds injured.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Agriculture and Vegetable Market has started its outlet in Kalanki, Kathmandu from Friday.

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Dec 29: India’s major grain-growing state of Punjab on Monday asked police to crack down on farmers and sympathisers vandalising telecommunication masts as they intensify their weeks-long protests against farm deregulation.

NEW DELHI, Dec 21: Farmers’ leaders sought to step up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal three agricultural reform laws on Monday by starting a 24-hour relay hunger strike.

No market for oranges grown in Doti

December 21, 2020 12:11 pm

DOTI, Dec 21: Farmers are worried that they will not be able to easily market fruits including oranges grown on the Chure hills of Doti and Kailali due to the risk of the coronavirus infection.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Industry, Commerce, Labour and Consumer Interest Committee of the federal parliament on Thursday asked the government to make the sugar mill operators clear all past dues of the sugarcane farmers within a week.

NEW DELHI, Dec 14:  Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger strike on Monday against agricultural reforms they say threaten their livelihoods, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to withdraw the legislation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12:  The government has fixed the minimum support price of sugarcane at Rs 544.33 per quintal for the harvest of this season. The government’s new price however has failed to please sugarcane producing farmers, according to whom the new rate cannot cover the escalating cost of production.

NEW DELHI, Dec 12: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured farmers on Saturday that reforms in the agrarian sector were aimed at helping them as thousands of farmers continued protests against three new laws to overhaul procurement and sale of produce.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Sugarcane farmers who have not been paid by sugar mills for a long time have warned to launch protests in Maitighar Mandala, Kathmandu, from Sunday.

New Delhi, Dec 10: India’s farmers on Wednesday rejected the government’s proposal to amend three controversial laws and said they would step up protests seeking withdrawal of these laws which they said would harm their economic interests while helping big food retailers.

NEW DELHI, Nov 28: India deployed hundreds of police and paramilitary forces at a New Delhi border on Saturday as thousands of farmers from neighbouring states blocked major roads into the capital, in protest against recent agricultural deregulation.

Water accounting and auditing, which are rarely done, should therefore be the starting point of any effective strategy for addressing water shortages and scarcity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Local farmers of Pokhari Danda at Ramkot of Nagarjun Municipality were seen busy picking Marigold on Thursday.

BHAKTAPUR: The family of Laxmi Nagarkoti is busy making garlands of Gomphrena Globosa commonly known as Makhmali flower as the festival of flowers - Tihar - is less than a week away.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Chemical fertilizers that were stuck in Indian sea ports for the past few months have started to arrive in Nepal. As per the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), the imported fertilizers started arriving on Tuesday.