KANCHANPUR, Sept 9:  Wild elephants have destroyed paddy fields covering approximately 20 bighas of land in Garjmuni and Khajuwa, Shuklaphanta Municipality-5, Kanchanpur district.

MAKAWANPUR, Aug 31: Bagmati Province has recorded around 93 percent of monsoon paddy transplantation so far this year, said Anup Adhikari, the information officer at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development of Bagmati provincial government.

Ensuring Food Security in Nepal

August 7, 2023 07:37 am

While the decision to import one million tons of paddy and 100,000 tons of rice is undoubtedly a positive step towards addressing the immediate challenge, it should not overshadow the need for comprehensive and sustained efforts to achieve food security in Nepal.

DUMRE, July 26: Paddy seedlings plantation is yet to complete in Tanahun district due to the lack of sufficient rainfall this rainy season.

CHITWAN, July 13: Local farmers in Chitwan are facing a significant setback as they were unable to transplant paddy on time due to an extended period of drought this year. The situation worsened when the Narayani Irrigation Project failed to release water on time for paddy plantation, leaving farmers disappointed.

SURKHET, July 9: About 60 percent of paddy has been transplanted in Karnali province as of the first week of July.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Nepal imported rice and paddy worth over Rs 33.6 billion in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year despite the government’s commitment to become self-sufficient in food by increasing agricultural production.

KATHMANDU, June 30: As the government is planning to become self-sufficient in food by increasing agricultural production, rice and paddy worth over Rs 33.6 billion have been imported in the 11 months of the current fiscal year. According to the customs department, from mid-July to the mid-June of the current fiscal year 2022/23, paddy and rice worth Rs 33.63 billion were imported.

PATAN, June 30: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Dr Beduram Bhusal has underscored the need for promoting paddy production to boost the economy.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Nepal is estimated to have produced 5,486,472 tons of paddy this year, which is 6.94 percent more than the yield of last year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: India has set a quota on specific types of paddy while exporting the agricultural product to Nepal at zero duty.

Rhino ravages harvest-ready paddy

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CHITWAN, Oct 19: Rhino has entered the farms and ravaged the harvest-ready paddy crops at Madi municipality-1 and 2 in Chitwan.

MORANG, July 12: Farmers of the province are facing the same problem every year during the paddy transplantation season. The farmers, who have been demanding timely fertilizers and adequate irrigation for years, have received nothing but assurances.

POKHARA, July 8: The production of 'Chaite 5' variety of spring paddy has been successful in Pokhara region. Farmers who planted this variety of paddy are happy after the success of the production. The farmers have said that the paddy planted as a test has given good yield.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government has adopted a strategy to increase the production and productivity of paddy, thereby substituting its import.

BAITADI, June 28: Farmers are facing problems in transplantation of paddy due to scanty rainfall. Farmers, who used to depend on rain water, are in trouble due to the delayed monsoon season this year.

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.

KATHMANDU, March 12: The country imported paddy worth over Rs 12 billion in the first seven months of the current fiscal year 2021/22. The paddy amounting to 426,357,810 kilogram in weight was imported during this period.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Farmers faced a loss of paddy worth an estimated Rs 7.22 billion due to massive floods triggered by the torrential rain last week.

KHOTANG, July 1: Farmers of Jantedhunga Rural Municipality-5 have started cutting paddy and feeding it to cattle after the pest infestation prevented them from cultivating paddy.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Farmers are to get relief as the government has set the minimum support value of paddy grains in time this year. The government has already agreed to purchase paddy grains at set price through cooperatives. The government on May 15 set the price of small paddy grains (mota dhan) at Rs 2,735 per quintal and middle paddy grains (madhyam dhan) at Rs 2,885.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Farmers around Sankhu, Kathmandu, are busy harvesting paddy these days.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) has pledged yet another time that it will avail the urea fertilizer to the farmers in the next one week. The assurance comes at a time when farmers have almost completed rice plantation, and are at the stage of top dressing.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 31:  The Bheri zonal office of Food Management and Trading Company Ltd (FMTC) has said that it would increase paddy procurement quota by 5,000 quintals this season.

Women sun drying the husked rice paddy in Bhelukhel, Bhaktapur on Tuesday.

KHOTANG, Oct 21: The outbreak of armyworm is seen in different places of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality in Khotang district where millet and paddy have been planted. Before this, the pest destroyed maize in the same municipality.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Paddy transplantation rate fell by 0.5% this year, thanks to delayed monsoon, government data shows.

Paddy transplantation 80% complete

August 1, 2019 07:12 am

KATHMANDU, August 1:  Paddy transplantation has been completed on 80.18% of the rice field across the country as of Sunday.

BIRATNAGAR, August, 1: Rampyar Yadav, a seasoned farmer from Jahada village of Morang, has no memory of a single year when he did not have to struggle for fertilizer. No matter how proper preparation he did or how much rapport he built with fertilizer suppliers, he has always struggled with the shortage of fertilizers in the hour of need. He recently completed planting paddy in his farms. ‘Everything went well, except for the arrangement of fertilizers.’

BAJURA, June 30: Paddy plantation has been completed by only 30 per cent due to lack of rain in Bajura. By Asar 15, i.e. today, majority of the plantation should have been completed.

NEPALGUNJ, April 6: Churna Bahadur Bhandari, a local farmer of Sauri village in Raptisonari Rural Municipality–1, could not harvest his crops this season as wild animals damaged his wheat and paddy. He hates animals for this reason.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 8: Farmers in Nepalgunj are delighted this year as well, with the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) continuing to purchase paddy from them at an inflated price. Each year, the corporation gives them a price better than the local market to relieve the farmers of financial burden.

CHITWAN, Nov 18: Raman Mukhiya of Rautahat landed in Chitwan a month ago. He is going to stay a few more weeks and intends to return only after making ‘good money’. “This time of year is for earning money. I am working hard day and night,” said Mukhiya.

Students learn farming

October 31, 2018 11:57 am

The students of Everest English School in Bhaktapur were enthralled when they got a chance to harvest paddy on Monday. The School selected 18 students from grade four to harvest paddy in a nearby field. They harvested the crop which they had planted. A

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

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The week in pictures for October 21- October 27.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Around 90 per cent paddy plantation has been completed throughout the country so far.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives has recommended minimum support price of paddy to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies.

DHANGADI, July 23: The paddy cultivated in most of the districts of Province-7 has started drying up in lack of monsoon-triggered rain here.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Paddy transplantation has been completed on over 72 percent of the rice fields in the country so far.

KAPILVASTU, July 22: Fursat Ali Dhuniya, 75, a farmer of Bhagwanpur village, planted paddy in three bighas of his farm three weeks ago. Due to incessant rainfall in the area and inundation by a nearby river in the area, the farm is now mostly submerged. He dreads that his family’s efforts and investment is going to go waste.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Paddy transplantation in eastern tarai districts is lower this season compared to other parts of the country. According to the report, paddy transplantation has been done on 30,625 hectares of land in Jhapa, 13,200 hectares in Morang, 11,000 hectares in Sunsari, 8,100 hectares in Saptari and 10,145 hectares in Siraha so far.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Paddy plantation has been completed in 50 percent of paddy fields in 14 districts. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives, paddy plantation has been completed in half of the paddy fields in Kaski, Dolpa, Humla, Jajarkot, Salyan, Rolpa, Rukum, Pyuthan, Bajhang, Doti, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur, Kathmandu and Kanchanpur.

KATHMANDU, July 1: According to the officials, plantation has been completed in 20.2 percent of the rice fields so far. Out of 1.5 million hectares of paddy fields across the country, plantation has already been completed in 311,000 hectares by Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: On the occasion of Asar 15 (Paddy plantation Day) Minister Chakrapani Khanal, Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives planted paddy saplings where King Suddhodhan plough the field with golden

ACHHAM, April 28: At least seven persons were injured in lighting strike on Friday in Mangalsen municipality.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Production of paddy dropped slightly, while maize production climbed to an all-time high in Fiscal Year 2017/18, according to a report prepared by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD).

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Paddy production is projected to reach 5.15 million tons this year. The Ministry of Agricultural Development, which had earlier projected a record high production of 5.4 million tons, has now said that paddy production this year be lower compared to last year due to impacts of Tarai floods in August.

KATHAMANDU, Dec 18: Vegetable Development Directorate (VDD) under the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) is sending teams to eight different districts for selecting recipients of its agri tourism grant.

Paddy production highest in seven years

December 18, 2017 11:29 am

KHOTANG, Dec 18: For the second year, paddy production has increased in Khotang. Last year, the district produced 28,536 metric tones of paddy, which increased by 13 per cent this year to 33,444 metric tones. Sufficient rainfall, no pests and other natural disasters have contributed to the rise in paddy, Kalananda Mandal of District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Khotang siaid.

Harvesting paddy (photo feature)

November 6, 2017 14:29 pm

Farmers busy harvesting paddy at Bungmati and Farsitol areas in Lalitpur district on Monday. (Dipesh Shrestha/Republica)