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.

JHAPA, Nov 24: Eighty-one varieties of paddy have been produced in a single block of field in Jhapa.

NEW DELHI, Oct 20 : The Indian government has permitted exports of over 1 million tons of non-basmati white rice to Nepal, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivore, Guinea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Seychelles, officials said on Thursday.

PARIS, Sept 8: Global rice prices reached a 15-year high in August after top exporter India banned some overseas sales of the grain, the Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The government has decided to immediately bring one million tons of paddy and 100,000 tons of rice from India.

In the face of India's recent ban on the export of non-Basmati rice, the government has decided to take preemptive measures to address potential disruptions in the food supply chain. A Central Monitoring Committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Baikuntha Aryal on Sunday decided to take a number of measures including stockpiling rice in the state-owned godowns to address potential scarcity of rice in the future.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The Indian government has banned export of non-Basmati white rice amid concern over rice supply in the domestic market. The decision, outlined in a notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Thursday, amends the export policy of non-basmati white rice from free to prohibited.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Consumer rights activists have demanded the government to probe over the issue of substandard rice that the government has received under the World Food Program of the United Nations to distribute to school-going children in five remote districts of Nepal.

Rice production rises  in Jhapa

November 28, 2022 10:15 am

JHAPA, Nov 28: Productivity of rice has increased in Jhapa district. Although the area for rice plantation was shrunken this year, the production continued rising, according to Sagar Bista, Chief of Agriculture Knowledge Center in the district.

MYAGDI, Oct 31: It has been found that CPN-UML cadres distributed rice to voters with plans to influence them.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Nepal has requested India to lift restrictions imposed on the export of wheat, sugar and rice.

POKHARA, July 8: The production of 'Chaite 5' variety of spring paddy has been successful in Pokhara region. Farmers who planted this variety of paddy are happy after the success of the production. The farmers have said that the paddy planted as a test has given good yield.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Government statistics for the last one decade indicate the country's rising dependency on rice. In fiscal year 2012-13, rice worth Rs 20 billion was imported in the country and the figure rose by 150 percent to Rs 50 billion in the first eleven months of the current fiscal.

MYAGDI, June 28: As a protest against the sheer recklessness of road maintenance by the government authorities concerned, locals in Nayabazar of Mangala Rural Municipality-2 in the district have planted rice on a muddy road.

“Have you eaten rice?”, the first thing someone would ask if you meet them during late morning and evening hours. Rice is one and only major diet, which we have been enjoying on our table since our birth. Are we aware of how we are getting this stuff on our table? On average, a Nepali consumes 120 Kg of rice per year, which supplies 40% of calorific requirements and 23% of protein requirements in the Nepalese diet.

TIKAPUR, Nov 19: Aadhunik Chamal Karkhana of Rajapur in Bardiya district has started buying paddy from Tikapur of adjoining Kailali district. The rice mill was not able to find required quantity of paddy locally.

BUTWAL, Aug 22: Though the government statistics have shown that every year the production of vegetables is increasing, the import of vegetables has not reduced.

KHOTANG, July 9: The lack of irrigation facility has severely affected paddy plantation in Khotang. In Diktel, only two percentage of paddy plantation has been done, while in the entire district it's just 10 percentage, according to officials.

JUMLA, May 28: The local representatives of Hima Rural Municipality of Jumla have started a campaign to preserve the famous Marsi rice which is grown locally.

Your kids will love the dish, and soya nuggets will take care of their health, so try this recipe now and relish it with your loved ones.

BANKE, May 11: Rice worth over Rs 5 billion was imported via Nepalgunj checkpoint till April 13 of the current fiscal year. A total of 97,732 metric tonnes of rice was imported till April 13 from the beginning of the current fiscal year.

RUKUM, May 9: Despite the government's claim of having provided subsidized rice to food deficit areas in Dolpa, the locals are complaining of receiving barely anything as per the government's declaration.

KHALANGA, April 4: Farmers here have started cultivating special varieties of Kalimarsi and Ratimarsi rice in Jumla. According to the traditional practice, sprouting seeds of the rice varieties are cultivated on Chaitra 20 (which falls on April 3 this year) every year.

DOLPA, Jan 24: Ujeli BK spent a lot of time running after local politicians for petty favors. Without their ‘grace’ she could hardly manage to purchase rice.

DOLPA, July 31: The government has been distributing subsidized rice to the people living in the remote and mountain districts since long. However, the locals of the mountain district Dolpa have stopped buying the rice distributed by the government stating that it is expensive in comparison to the locally available rice.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Solidarity for Dr Govinda KC Alliance presented a kilogram of Marsi rice, a native produce of Jumla, to Prime Minister KP Oli at Baluwatar on Thursday, reminding him of a feast at the residence of businessman Durga Prasai on February 18 where Oli and former PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal were served Marsi, among other delicacies.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Marsi, a little-known rice variety, is suddenly hogging the limelight, causing its demand to soar significantly.

KALIKOT, May 28: Dozens of villages in Kalikot district have been hit by food crisis. Scarcity of rice has bothered the locals a lot. However, this food crisis is purely an “artificial crisis” created by the authorities.

LALITPUR, May 24: Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) has started research on developing aromatic rice species after the demand rise.

TIKAPUR, March 11: There were days when rice milled in Kailali district used to reach all over the country as well as be exported to India.

TIKAPUR, March 9: There were days when rice milled in Kailali district used to reach all over the country as well as be exported to India.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Children from food insecure areas of mid and far-western Nepal will now receive a meal of fortified rice, pulses and fortified vegetable oil under the Schools Meal Programme (SMP).

Himstar launches new rice cooker models

November 20, 2017 09:07 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Himstar Electronics has launched seven new models of rice cooker in the Nepali market.

DOLPA, August 29: Locals of three villages in Dolpa district in the mid western region have been deprived of government-sponsored subsidized rice and salt for the past two years, due to a dispute at Kerung border point.

NFC's 100 sacks of rice decay in Mugu

August 29, 2017 03:13 am

MUGU, August 29: Around 100 sacks of rice supplied by Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) to locals of Humal have been found to be damaged.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Food grains at Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) warehouse have been adulterated with sands and small pieces of pebbles, a government monitoring team has found.

SAPTARI, August 14: The rice distributed to flood victims in the district has been found rotten.

KOHALPUR, July 29: Paddy saplings are drying up in seedbed as drought hits farms in Banke district.

RAUTAHAT, July 1: Plantation has been carried out in only three percent of paddy fields in Rautahat district by June.

KHOTANG, May 23: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Khotang has issued an instruction to destroy the rotten rice grains at the Nepal Food Corporation depot at Baakshila of Kopilasagadhi Rural Municipality.

Basmati rice for Humla

February 22, 2017 00:35 am

With better transport link between the hills and the plains food shortage in Humla could be eliminated and food be made available at a fraction of the current cost

SALLERI (Solukhumbu), Feb 12: The Solukhumbu branch of the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) at Salleri is struggling to sell off its subsidized rice for what consumers complained comparatively higher price.

DHANUSHA, Feb 8: Thousands worth of properties were gutted when a fire broke out in a grocery store in Janakpur last night.

JUMLA, Feb 4: Locals of Karnali region have demanded increase in quantity of rice for birth and death functions. The government had last month announced to provide 20 kg of rice per family for such functions. Stating that the quantity would not be enough for the functions, they have demanded to fix it between 50 kg to two quintals.

BAJURA, Jan 19:  Five rural villages reeling under a spell of drought in the district received a huge amount of rice grains in assistance.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 30: Sacks of rice grains donated by the Japanese government four years ago remain unused and neglected in the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) Zonal Office's warehouse in Nepalgunj.

JUMLA, Dec 28: Rice depots in Jumlakot and Dhapa of Jumla district have been left without rice for over a decade. Although such depots were established to ease supply of rice to the locals, they are forced to buy rice at more expensive rate from the market in lack of functional depots.

KHOTANG, Dec 9: The inmates at the District Prison-Khotang are being fed meal made from stale rice grains brought to the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) depot here three years ago.

Kathmandu, Dec 3:  More than 7,000 quintal rice provided by the government of Japan to Nepal under food assistance has been lying in various warehouses of Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) undistributed for six years.

Shortage of subsidized rice in Dolpa

October 30, 2016 15:50 pm

DOLPA, Oct 30: With the Tihar, is in its third day, the shortage of rice to be provided by the government under the subsidy scheme has stolen the festive mood of the people of Dolpa.