BAGLUNG, Jan 25: Last year, the Gandaki Province government had announced that it would provide subsidy for the operation of homestay programs in the province. Hundreds of applications were filed in hopes of receiving the subsidy from the government. More than two dozen applications were filed from Baglung district for permission to operate homestay programs. One and half dozen applicants received the subsidy from the government. But homestay operators in Nishi Khola have not been attracted by the subsidy programs offered by the government.
TANAHUN, Nov 13: Kaushila Gurung of Tutepani in Tanahun district remains busy these days. After toiling in the field during daytime to harvest paddy, she needs to be ready to welcome guests in the homestay in evening.