KATHMANDU, July 24: The government has set a target of doubling agricultural output within five years and making the country self-reliant in agro-products by 2019. But the government itself and its implementing agencies seem to be acting counter to these goals. Milk producers are the latest to be punished for producing more.
KATHMANDU, July 9: Milk consumption has come down by around 30 percent after the government's inspection found presence of coliform bacteria and soda in milk processed by dairy plants, according to food technicians.
KATHMANDU, June 26: A microbiological test of samples conducted by Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQC) showed that 33 of the tested 36 packaged milk brands had coliform bacteria. This shows that only three milk brands are safe to consume.
TIKAPUR, Jan 9: Farmers of Lamki of Tikapur spilled milk on the street on Monday morning as part of their protest against Dairy Development Corporation (DDC).
The farmers took to the street by spilling 50 liters of milk on the road after the DDC stopped buying milk from farmers.
CHITWAN, Nov 12: Milk producers of Bharatpur metropolis have demanded an additional subsidy of Rupee one per liter of milk. Speaking at a function organized in Bharatpur on Saturday, they said the milk price they are receiving is insufficient.
KOHALPUR, Oct 31: The storage capacity for milk in Nepalgunj is insufficient to receive all milk produced in the far-western and mid-western regions, officials of Nepalgunj Milk Distribution Project, which is under Dairy Development Board, have said.
CHITWAN, August 30: Milk production in Chitwan has increased by over 10,000 metric tonnes in the past five years, said the District Livestock Service Office (DLO). The increment is 4,414 metric tonnes in the last fiscal year alone, said DLO Chief Dr Dilliram Sedain.
BAJHANG, April 18: Though Kalpana Nepali is aware her caste can put her in difficult position, it’s not possible for her to avoid it. A resident of Patadeval village last week she was once again traumatized for being a Dalit. A milk seller in the district’s headquarter Chainpur refused to sell milk to her just because she is a Dalit.
HAVANA, Nov 29: Fidel Castro changed the flavor of the milk Cuban children drink at breakfast. He filled Cuban kitchens with energy-saving rice cookers, and he gave a two-hour lesson in their use live on national television.
KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Milk Tea is a play based on struggles of single woman who wishes to live her life on her own terms and her own wishes. Shrijana Adhikari, director of the play, plays main character in the play.
JAJARKOT, Sept 18: The dairies at eight locations in the district have shutdown after milk production shrank in wake of increasing deforestation which in turn has forced many to abandon animal husbandry.
GULMI, Aug 2: Some years ago, Parbat used to import vegetables and milk from Pokhara. The scenario has changed now. Growth of farming in the district has resulted in better situation of the agricultural sector. The district has now become self-sufficient in vegetable and milk products.
BANEPA, July 29: Despite being a nation with agriculture at the core of its economy, much of the country reels under shortage of dairy produce. In such a scenario Kavre district has become the first district to become self-sufficient in dairy produce. The government on Thursday declared the district as the country’s first district to achieve the target of self-sufficiency in milk production.
LONDON, April 25: A US mother-of-two, who was forced to dump 14.8 litres of breast milk at security at London’s Heathrow Airport, has spoken about her humiliation and the “incredibly unfair” security rules.