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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.