KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Paddy plantation has been completed in 94.2 percent of the paddy fields in the rainy season this year, less than last year’s 97.89 percent of the paddy production area.

KATHMANDU, August 16: Transplantation of paddy, the major staple crop of the country, has concluded enthusiastically, thanks to timely and sufficient rainfall.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) has said that 60 percent of paddy plantation has been completed across the country.

BANKE, July 6: This year, paddy plantation has been delayed in Banke district. The plantation was delayed due to the incessant rain. According to Sagar Dhakal, Chief of Agricultural Knowledge Center, Banke, only about five percent of paddy has been transplanted till June end.

DOTI, July 3: Farmers in Doti are worried over the shortage of chemical fertilizer. They are bound to transplant paddy despite not having chemical fertilizer.

KATHMANDU, August 15: Paddy plantation is completed on 97.89 percent of the paddy acreage of 1.37 million hectares this rainy season, which is close to the last year’s plantation area.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Paddy plantation has been completed in 27.12 percent of the paddyfields across the country as of Tuesday, the day that marked the 18th National Paddy Day.

PARSA, June 27: Farmers who used to wait for rain for paddy plantation in the past years have been affected by early rainfall this year.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The government-owned Agriculture Inputs Company (AIC) said it is in a comfortable position to supply the required quantity of chemical fertilizers to farmers this paddy plantation season, which has already started with the onset of the monsoon.

BHAKTAPUR, June 1: Paddy plantation has begun in the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley as the pre-monsoon gets active.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Nepal has its paddy transplantation completed in 98% of the land allotted for rice production this monsoon, setting the largest cultivation land area in the past five years, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Paddy transplantation has been completed on 91.68 percent of the country's rice fields as of Wednesday, thanks to the timely and adequate rainfall the country receives this time and the easy availability of manpower in the agriculture fields due to the lockdown and coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The whole country is under lockdown orders in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Although industries and business activities are halted, the farmers can't remain idle as this is an important season for them.

CHITWAN, July 1: Locals of Dibyanagar of Chitwan have embraced farm mechanization to increase productivity.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Global IME Bank Ltd celebrated 16th National Paddy Day by organizing a paddy plantation event in Tokha of Kathmandu on Sunday. Issuing a statement, the commercial bank said that bank employees as well as locals participated in the plantation ceremony aimed at promoting the tradition of celebrating paddy day.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

June 29, 2019 19:00 pm

THE WEEK IN PICTURES: June 23-June 29

KANCHANPUR, Sept 12: A herd of wild tuskers entering human settlement from the Shuklaphanta National Park destroyed swathes of paddy plantation here on Tuesday evening.