FRANKFURT, August 1: BMW’s Chief Executive on Thursday said the German carmaker can move more production of its Mini to a plant in the Netherlands if Britain fails to strike a trade deal with the European Union after its exit from the common market.

Localizing knowledge production

July 25, 2019 01:30 am

Universities in developing countries must create new knowledge as their primary mission, especially for social progress and in the national interest

BANEPA, July 24: Nepal is yet to become self-reliant in maize production as the country continues to import, mostly from India, with an increasing trend for the last 10 years.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Women home-based workers play significant role in production and processing of large cardamom, according to a World Bank study released on Wednesday.

CHITWAN, July 9: The price of egg has been increased. A crate of big egg now costs Rs 280. Its price was Rs 200 before this. Similarly, the price of small egg has gone up from Rs 115 per crate to Rs 230 per crate.

Producing knowledge

July 4, 2019 01:30 am

The question is not whether university professors should produce new knowledge. It is how we can optimize our research, how the university can support it, and how we can do the most useful work possible

SC refuses to stop liquor adverts

April 22, 2019 07:57 am

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday issued an interim order scrapping a writ petition that demanded a ban on the production and advertisement of alcoholic products.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Cement manufacturers have opined that there is no need of new investment in cement and clinker production.

ITAHARI, March 24: Interest in banana farming has grown amongst farmers in Sunsari district. Ram Kumar Mehta, a local of Rajdhuni, used to cultivate paddy until six years ago, producing 2,800 kilograms of rice every season. After having been informed by agriculture experts that banana farming provided a more profitable market, he decided to change course.

Kagazpatra’s first look launched

December 18, 2018 10:36 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Production team of film ‘Kagazpatra’ has released the first look of the film. The film is scheduled to hit the silver screen on March 22, 2019.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The government has drafted a new bill to further restrict the sale, advertisement, production and distribution of alcohol.

Alltech opens country office in Nepal

October 26, 2018 06:58 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Alltech, an American company specializing in the production of feed additives, on Thursday opened its country office at Bhanimandal in Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The Bill Providing for the Right to Food and Food Sovereignty, 2075 BS which was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, also defines any person who does not own land but who cultivates a piece of land belonging to others taken on lease or contract as farmer.

Preparation to generate energy from waste

September 10, 2018 12:45 pm

TULSIPUR, Sept 10: In an effort to manage wastes efficiently, the Ghorrahi sub-metropolis is making necessary preparation to generate energy from perishable waste.

Responsible Consumption and Production

KATHMANDU, Aug. 23: In a bid to increase the production and productivity of maize in the country, a training program on Hybrid Maize Comprehensive Technologies was organized to the experts, scientists, representatives of the seeds companies and stakeholders.

RASUWA, Aug 2: The production of cheese has been decreasing at the Cheese production center in Gosainkunda rural municipality-4 of the district.

DARCHULA, July 9: Yarsagumba collectors who spent more than a month in the highlands have come home disappointed due to the decrease in production of the prized herb.

ILAM, June 23: Production of green tea leaves has declined significantly in eastern hilly districts including Panchthar, Jhapa and Ilam – the capital of tea production in Nepal. Industrial and farmers have attributed the drop in tea leaves production to unfavorable climate. Drop in production has left farmers worried.

UDAYAPUR, JUNE 20: Government-run Udayapur Cement Industries Ltd (UCIL), producer of Gaida cement, is facing losses due to irregular supply of electricity, officials of the company have said.

Apple production falling in Jumla

June 20, 2018 08:27 am

JUMLA, June 20: Apple production in Jumla is falling even though cultivation area is increasing with every passing year, a recent data of District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) shows.

RAJBIRAJ, June 9: According to District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Saptari, the volume of mango production will finally increase this year after a continuing slowdown for five years. Officials speculate that should the weather remain consistent, the production will double this year as compared to the last fiscal year. Saptari, which is considered to be the 'mango capital of Nepal', had produced 61,700 tons of mango in the Fiscal Year 2011/12. But after that, the district has hardly produced a third of the quantity.

The government has also allocated budget to bring agro programs that could attract youth to agriculture. At the same time, continuity has been given to the program of providing subsidy to farmers based on production.

RASUWA, May 30: To facilitate the growing demand of timber in reconstruction, six permanent ponds with new technology for improving the quality of timber have been constructed in Rasuwa.

Global manufacturing of the FIFA World Cup 2018 mascots has come to an end, as the last mascots rolled off the production line at a factory in south China’s Guangdong province, May 24.

BIRGUNJ, May 24: With the quake reconstruction picking up pace in quake-ravaged Nepal of late, production of construction materials within the country too has increased to meet the market demand.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The government has announced that it will take initiatives to modernize and commercialize agriculture with an ambitious target to double agricultural production in next five years.

MAHOTTARI, May 15: Province no 2 Minister for Agriculture, Shailendra Sah, has called for tapping into the organic agricultural technology for the development of the agricultural sector.

KATHMANDU, May 8: On behalf of Nepal government, Minister for Industry, Commerce, and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav handed cheque amounting Rs. 100 million to Dr Sanduk Ruit to increase the production of intraocular lens.

SARLAHI, April 29: Maize farmers of the district are in a big problem as the hybrid maize seeds did not give them expedited yields this season.

NAWALPARASI, April 4: The new beer has been launched in Nepali market. Raj Brewery Pvt. Ltd., the producer of Warsteiner Premium Beer, officially launched the beer in their ultra-modern factory in Hakui, Nawalparasi on Wednesday.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 2: Milk production in Sindhupalchowk district, which had fallen drastically after the 2015 earthquakes, has reached to the pre-quake level.

TAPLEJUNG, April 2: Growth in cardamom yields has given some respite to farmers who have seen unprecedented rise and fall in prices of this cash crop over the past few years.

BAGLUNG, April 1: The Theulekhola Hydropower Project in Baglung has started test production.  The 1.5 megawatts project will be connected to the national grid within two weeks after power production starts, said the project chairperson and engineer Surya Prasad Adhikari.

MORANG, Mar 24: Chief Minister for Province No. 1 Sher Dhan Rai has said that skilled human resources should be produced in new subjects from the community campuses.

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav, has urged Nepali private sector to focus on increasing production capacity rather than holding a discussion on increasing exports.

Nepal is taking steps towards agricultural diversification and commercialization which has shown hopes for improvement of country’s economy, decreased unemployment and importation of agricultural products and increased women’s participation in contribution to national economy. But the commercialization has brought a serious threat along with it which is of major concern.

MUGU, Feb 3: This winter, Mugu neither received the anticipated rainfall, nor adequate snowfall. If the climate was to be more forgiving and bestowed rain and snow, the winter crops and apple production in the region would thrive. However this year, even with January wrapping up without signs of rain or snowfall, farmers have been worried with the possibility of a smaller harvest.

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).

KHOTANG, Jan 7: Khotang has seen a 20 percent fall in orange production. While the previous fiscal year saw production of 8,250 tons of orange, it fell to 7,380 tons this year, according to District Agricultural Development Office (DADO), Khotang.

DHULIKHEL, Jan 5: Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has directed the gas industries flouting standards to stop production, sale and distribution of such gas.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Nepal Drugs Limited (NDL) has said that it would resume production and distribution of its paracetamol brand, Cetamol, within a month.

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.

NDL again postpones Cetamol production

December 6, 2017 11:10 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: State-owned Nepal Drugs Limited (NDL) will take two more months for resuming production of Cetamol, its own brand for paracetamol. The NDL had previously rescheduled the production deadline for November, 2017.

Yak cheese production on the decline

December 5, 2017 11:35 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Production of yak cheese has declined by almost 50 percent over the past three decades.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Plunge in tomato production in India is one of the several factors behind its price hike in the market of Kathmandu, wholesalers in Kalimati have said.

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 23: Stakeholders have expressed worries over growing dependence on food imports due to shrinkage of fertile land in the name of development and urbanization.

Coffee production fails to rise

November 18, 2017 09:03 am

KASKI, Nov 18: Though the area of coffee farming has increased, the production has not gone up much. Coffee is farmed in most of districts of the western region except the mountainous areas. However, the production of coffee has not risen as expected.