KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Paddy production in the country has increased by 70,000 metric tons due to favorable weather and timely plantation this year. Although the government was unable to provide the required chemical fertilizer at the time of paddy plantation, the production has increased, compared to the previous years.
DAMAK, June 30: As farmers in the district have started using harvesting machine in a bid to modernize paddy farming, their cost of production has increased this season. However, they have been compelled to sell paddy for cheaper rates than in previous years, which is incurring them huge losses.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Paddy production is projected to grow by 4.8 percent to 5.4 million tons this year.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development had projected paddy production to grow to this level in 2017. However, only 5.15 million tons of was produced in the year due to late monsoon and floods in Tarai districts.