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, 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.
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.
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.’
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.
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
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
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.
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.
NUWAKOT, Nov 4: Paddy and vegetable farms belonging to 1,800 households in Nuwakot district have been damaged by last week's hailstones, according to a report of District Agricultural Development Office (DADO), Nuwakot.
District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) Sindhuli has estimated 10 percent growth in paddy production in the district this year compared to last year. The DADO has attributed suitable climate for the projected growth.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The government has projected paddy production to grow by 2 million to a record high of 5.4 million tons in the current fiscal year despite massive floods in country's southern plains in the paddy transplantation season.
JANAKPUR, Aug 14: Incessant rains for the last three days have massively damaged the agricultural sector of the district. Paddy fields and fish ponds were most affected by the floods, according to District Agriculture Office (DAO) Dhanusha.
CHITWAN, June 13: With paddy plantation season nearing, farmers of Chitwan are busy preparing seedbeds to sow paddy seeds. Most of them are sowing seeds of one or two varieties. But Chandra Prasad Adhikari, a local farmer, has sowed 103 varieties of paddy seeds in his seedbeds.
JHAPA, Dec 21: Food products prices in the market are ever increasing. Because of soaring prices of rice, pulse and vegetables, managing two meals a day has become a challenge for the poor. On the other hand farmers are forced to sell their produce at cheaper rates. Paddy farmers in Jhapa lament that due to the gross negligence of government bodies, every year they are deprived of returns from their produce.
NEPALGUNJ, Nov 8: Raji Ram Yadav of Hirminiya-8, Banke, produced 20 quintals of paddy this year. Saddled with loans, he took the paddy directly to traders in Dhamboji from his farm. But he received only Rs 1,825 per quintal. Further, he had to bear transport and labor charge himself.
NEPALGUNJ, Nov 7: Paddy farmers here are forced to sell paddy at lower price because of import of cheap rice from India, loan repayments overdue and above all due to delays made by the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC)'s fixing prices for the grain.