JUMLA, May 23: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has given seven days to 11 persons accused of grabbing 590 ropani [30.02 hectares] of land belonging to the Sheep and Goat Research Program (SGRP), in Guthichaur Rural Municipality of Jumla to appear before the commission.
JUMLA, May 18: A land revenue officer in Jumla has been accused of converting 590 ropani (30.02 hectares) of land belonging to the National Sheep and Goat Research Program of Guthichaur Rural Municipality-4 to private ownership.
JUMLA, May 11: It has not been very long since Samjhana Devkota of Talichaur village started vegetable farming. Just like other village folks, she was accustomed to growing only crops in her field before.
JUMLA, April 30: Sixty helipads are to be constructed in Jumla district. The process for constructing helipad at every Ward of the local levels has started, assistant chief district officer Devendra Prasad Shrestha said.
JUMLA, April 11: Apple farmers in Jumla are gradually getting attracted toward crop insurance program. More farmers are turning to crop insurance as its covers weather-related risks, saving them from unprecedented loss.
KHALANGA, April 4: Farmers here have started cultivating special varieties of Kalimarsi and Ratimarsi rice in Jumla. According to the traditional practice, sprouting seeds of the rice varieties are cultivated on Chaitra 20 (which falls on April 3 this year) every year.
JUMLA, March 30: District Police Office, Jumla last week received a complaint about forceful child marriage. According to the district police chief, DSP Sitaram Rijal, this is the first ever such complaint the office has received. Though child marriage is not uncommon in this region, never before had anyone come over to the office to officially register a case.
SINJA/JUMLA, March 20: Chandannath Gurukul Pathshala in Sinja of Jumla district is facing difficult to run classes without textbooks. "As a result, we are struggling to run classes. This is a perennial problem," said the school principal Bishwo Raj Upadhyay. The school's curriculum include Nepali, creative, Sanskrit and grammar.
KHALANGA, March 16: The master plan to develop Sinja valley as a religious, historic and tourist area has been put in uncertainty as no concrete efforts have been made in this regard, complained the local people. Sinja valley is where the Nepali language originated from and is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
JUMLA, March 16: The “Ek Ghar, Ek Syau Bagaicha” (One House, One Apple Garden) campaign that began in Jumla with an aim of making farmers self-sustained through apple farming has proved to be beneficial for the farmers.
They expect that this will strengthen the situation of law and order in the district and help maintain loyalty and transparency in government works. CDO Banjade says she will create an environment where all people will show their solidarity to positive campaigns.
JUMLA, Feb 24: Bhim Prasad Dhital was feeling good on returning back to his village from Kalapahad. He had left for Kalapahad right after Dashain. Locals in Jumla go to various parts of India in search of employment and refer all those destinations collectively as Kalapahad.
JUMLA, Feb 8: Kailo Budha of Patarasi Rural Municipality-2 often used to be seen surrounded by his cattle. Soon after waking up, he used to dedicate himself completely to rearing his goats and sheep until the sunset.
JUMLA, Dec 23: A woman was reportedly expelled from home in Jumla for not bearing a son. Jhanmaya Rokaya of Ludki of Kanakasundari rural municipality-6 who is just in her mid-20s is the mother of three daughters and has so far been pregnant for the sixth time with one stillbirth.
JUMLA, Dec 11: The staff of the District Drinking Water and Sanitation Subdivision Office (DDWSSO) in Jumla are forced to work in a dilapidated building, which has developed cracks everywhere. The civil servants say they fear for their lives but have not other options than to risk their lives.
JUMLA, Dec 6: This time, Birendra Budha of Sija Rural Municipality - 4 was not willing to go to Kalapahad at all. He wanted to find a job in his village. Though his friends left for Kalapahad, he remained at home. Months passed, but Budha got no work. Disappointed, he followed his friends and head out for Kalapahad. In Jumla going to India is referred to as going to Kalapahad.
JUMLA, Dec 4 : Local bodies in Jumla are all set to launch community-based early warning and preparedness systems to avoid the impact of natural disasters such as floods, landslides, storms, and forest fires.
Every day she roams around Basantapur with a smile on her face convincing thirsty pedestrian into buying a bottle of water. Musuba Shahi is a 73-year-old woman from Jumla. She came to the Valley around four months ago and started selling water since then. Musuba is a mother of two daughters. She had lost her five and and two-year-old sons.
JUMLA, Oct 6: Santakali Rokaya knew one thing very well about her birthplace since her childhood – life in Jumla is quite unforgiving. She grew up with the mindset that being born in this remote land means a life-long struggle for survival.
JUMLA, Sept 29: Tila Rural Municipality of Jumla has put in place strict rules and policies against the representatives and locals promoting and practicing the ill-traditions of Chhaupadi and untouchability.
JUMLA, September 24: Peru Kami of Tatopani Rural Municipality-6 visited the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) after stones were seen in his gall bladder. When doctors recommended to him to undergo a surgery, Kami feared that he wouldn't be able to cover the expenses.
JUMLA, Sept 3: Price of organic apple of Jumla has reached Rs 60 per kilogram this year. In past years, the price of apple used to be between Rs 25 to 35 per kilogram in the local market. The rising price is due to declining production and increasing demand, according to local farmers.
JUMLA, Sep 1: The demand for agricultural products of Jumla has increased in recent months, due to regular operation of the Surkhet–Jumla road. The road connectivity has expanded the markets of Jumli Marsi rice, red rice, buckwheat, herbs tea, nuts, dried apple, soybean and other agricultural products of Jumla, according to local farmers.