Agricultural subsidies have long been a tool used by governments worldwide to bolster the farming sector, ensuring food security and supporting rural economies. Even in developed countries, subsidies play a crucial role in maintaining agricultural viability amidst the competitive pressures of global markets. Farmers are essential to our survival, and they must be encouraged to increase production through appropriate incentives.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is under pressure to manage electricity supply due to a massive fall in production of hydropower plants, low import from India and an increase in demand for electricity.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The government has declared orange as the national fruit.

MAKAWANPUR, Jan 18: Hetauda Cement Industry (HCI), which has been closed for about three months due to the lack of coal, is set to resume production from the first week of February.

SMEs are the backbone of the economy to accelerate production and provide a wide range of jobs

Rice production declines in Sarlahi

November 27, 2023 19:28 pm

SARLAHI, Nov 27: Rice production declined in Sarlahi this year due to lack of timely rainfall.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: During the Tihar festival, brooms hold special significance as every corner of houses, offices, and shops is cleaned with a broom, believing that the Goddess of Wealth, Laxmi, visits clean places. People consider brooms, along with gold, silver, copper, brass, and other items, as important during the Tihar festival.

GALKOT (BAGLUNG), Sept 24: Jumbahadur Budhathoki Magar, 73, from Nisikhola Rural Municipality-5 of Baglung district has an apple orchard with 200 trees of both local and Italian species. He had sold 15 quintals of apples last year, but the production slumped this time.

DAMAULI, Aug 5: Oranges worth Rs 290 million was produced in Tanahu last year.

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, June 19: The Federation of Nepalese Crushers and Mines Entrepreneurs' Association (FNCMEA) has issued a warning to cease gravel and sand production nationwide from July 1.

Marvel Studios is delaying filming on another upcoming production as Deadline has learned that the studios’ Thunderbolts pic has pushed pause on the upcoming production, which was set to start shooting in three weeks in Atlanta. The crew was notified today and insiders say that the plan is to resume production once the strike has ended.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Preparations are underway to produce electric vehicles in Province 1 in partnership with Korean companies. For the establishment of industry to produce electric vehicles in Province 1, two Nepali and two Korean companies have started necessary preparations following an agreement to manufacture electric vehicles in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The cement industry has cut its production by up to 70 percent due to the drop in demand in the market. Due to the heavy decline in the demand for cement due to stagnation of development projects resulting from liquidity crisis in banks, reduction in capital expenditure, lack of construction materials, the production has been affected.

JUMLA, Dec 9: Amrita Rawal, 72, of Tatopani Rural Municipality-2, Jumla Dagiwada, has no leisure. She is busy taking care of bees, feeding them, extracting honey and processing it. When she started keeping bees in five hives 25 years ago, she became the first woman beekeeper in the district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Madhya Modi Hydropower Project (MMHP) has started its test production from Monday.

Geographical Indication is not a new concept to the modern world. However, most of the producers associated with production and plantation in Nepal are incognizant of the profits associated with it.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Upper Balephi ‘A’ Hydropower Project will be supplying 36 MW of electricity to the national grid from Monday.

KATHMANDU, August 31: A total of 27 MW of electricity produced by Dordi Khola Hydropower Project (DKHP) has been added to the national grid since Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Four industries in Nepal have produced goods and services worth Rs 1.2 trillion over one year. According to the data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the four industries generated goods and services worth Rs. 1.2 trillion while incurring costs of Rs. 846 billion in the fiscal year 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The domestic peak hour demand for electricity hit 1,876 MW on Monday due to the rise in temperature and a number of industries starting to run their production plants in maximum capacity.

KATHMANDU, June 24: An agreement has been signed between the Bagmati Provincial Government and Kathmandu University to study the feasibility of urea fertilizer production. An agreement was signed between the provincial Ministry of Livestock and Poultry Development and the University on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 9: An additional 27 megawatt of hydroelectric power will be added to the national grid by April-end this year with the Dordi Khola Hydropower Project (DKHP) reaching almost the final stage of completion of its construction.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Sugarcane production declined by almost half in the past three years after farmers turned apathetic to planting the raw material of sugar, citing the delay in getting payment from the sugar mills.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Price of goat meat is expected to remain stable in the upcoming Dashain due to adequate domestic production and supply.

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.

Changes in Farming System

July 11, 2021 15:10 pm

Farmers in Nepal are mainly involved in subsistence production for maintaining both economic and social demands. Limited food grains and livestock are sold for cash income. Off-farm income opportunities are limited. Therefore, all household members are involved in farming activities.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Electricity produced by the long-awaited Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project has been connected to the national grid from Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 8: The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project is all set to go into the testing of electricity production in the next two weeks with the project reaching near the final stage of construction work.

MTV Entertainment Group says it’s making a $250 million commitment to spur reality production over the next three years by companies owned and operated by women and people of color.

Amid growing concerns over coronavirus outbreak, Warner Bros. has announced that production for 'The Batman' will shut down for two weeks. "Warner Bros.

Netflix has halted production on action heist thriller "Red Notice", starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, amid coronavirus scare.

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.