KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The government has decided to close aviation service and long-distance public transport until August 31 in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Incessant rainfall across the country has contributed to minimize the effects of locust swarms that entered Nepal from India, according to agriculture officials.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The government has formed a committee to probe private hospitals collecting swab samples of people for coronavirus testing, defying the protocol set by the Ministry of Health and Population.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Although Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been increasing at an alarming rate, the government has decided to allow short-distance public transport to resume their service.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Nepal mobilized around Rs 360 billion (around $ 3.13 billion) in foreign aid in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year. Of the total foreign aid, a notable portion was received by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) for repayment of interest and loans.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The Supreme Court on Monday refused the government’s plea to review an interim order that the apex judicial body had issued against the government’s recent decision on tax clearance. With the new decision into effect, the government can now collect the tax dues only within 30 days of officially lifting the lockdown.

Five policies for agriculture

June 6, 2020 15:30 pm

Agriculture in Nepal has slow growth over a protracted period despite a number of policies and strategic approaches being followed in the past. The Agriculture Perspective Plan (APP), unveiled in 1995 with a 20‐year vision, adopted a Green Revolution‐type approach based on massive investments on key inputs such as irrigation, fertilizers and rural roads to be focused on high potential areas. Based on it, the Government of Nepal (GoN) has formulated several broader policy frameworks since then. Of these, Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) and National Agriculture Policy 2061 (NAP 2004) remain main policy documents to date. All these policies are judged to be sound in design but have suffered greatly in implementation. In many cases, they lacked the supporting legislation and resources for implementation.

KATHMANDU, June: The government has already spent almost Rs 10 billion to prevent and contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The Ministry of Health and Population has broadened the criteria for the tests of COVID-19. At a news conference on Monday, Ministry's Spokesperson Dr. Bikas Devkota said that the area of surveillance for the sample test has been widened.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The government on Thursday said that it will enforce a lockdown in any area that is found affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).