KATHMANDU, March 27: India has refused to provide a grant of about Rs 17 billion as per the agreement reached between the two countries to build two petroleum pipelines and a fuel storage facility in Nepal. The state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is reluctant to proceed with the project with grants as per the agreement reached with India during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s official visit in May last year.

KATHMANDU, March 26: At a time when the government has been announcing its plans to prioritize farm insurance through the budget for the next fiscal year, the insurers have stopped selling farm insurance policies citing the delay in getting the subsidy that the government has promised to provide them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The government has drafted a new law to abolish public welfare advertisements for the media. In the draft of the Media Council Bill prepared to replace the Press Council Act, 2048 BS, the provision of public welfare advertisement given by the government has been removed.

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.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The World Bank is going to provide USD 120 million (about 16 billion NEPALI rupees) to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Farmers' associations and organizations including those affiliated to the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have demanded the government to immediately withdraw the decision to cut the subsidy given to farmers for the purchase of fertilizers.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The government is going to provide Rs 598.68 million as a subsidy through the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supply to Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has decided to reduce the subsidies on the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or cooking gas gradually starting next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The government has announced to provide up to 90 percent subsidy on the production of renewable energy in the area that is deprived of connectivity to the national grid.

NAWALPUR, June 1: Madhyabindu Municipality in Nawalpur district has provided quality paddy seeds to farmers at  50 percent subsidized rate.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Sugarcane farmers have complained that they are yet to receive large amounts in outstanding payment from both the government and sugar mills. Even those who have received payments have complained of being paid less than the amount fixed by the government.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 19: The Indian customs office at Kolkata port has given 84.33% subsidy for Nepali cargo duty insurance. The office has a provision to charge the importers duty insurance equal to the risk on revenue while importing goods via India.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Sugarcane farmers from three districts – Sarlahi, Rautahat, and Mahottari – have gathered in Hariaun of Sarlahi to protest against the authorities for failing to provide them the subsidy amount that the government had decided to give them on the sale of sugarcane.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Business leaders have reiterated their demands for more subsidies, incentives and facilities in the budget for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018/19. Such demands feature predominantly in the suggestions made by the private sector leaders during a pre-budget interaction program organized by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) in Kathmandu on Monday.

BANEPA, May 7: The government has decided to continue its output-based subsidy worth Rs 70 million for farmers affiliated with dairy production and marketing cooperatives.

CHITWAN, Nov 12: Milk producers of Bharatpur metropolis have demanded an additional subsidy of Rupee one per liter of milk. Speaking at a function organized in Bharatpur on Saturday, they said the milk price they are receiving is insufficient.

PARBAT, Oct 8: Mahashila Rural Municipality of Parbat district has decided to distribute subsidies to the farmers to carry their agriculture products to the market.

BARA, July 15: District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Bara is about to distribute five tractors and four pick-up vans, purchased with 50 to 85 percent subsidy, to the farmers to aid them in land tilling and supplying their products to the market.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Former Governor of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), Yubaraj Khatiwada, has said that agro subsidies should be provided through cooperatives rather than directly handing it over to individuals.

HETAUDA, Dec 11: Industry Minister Nabindra Raj Joshi has said the government was committed to providing subsidy to investors from private sector in establishing industry for economic prosperity of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 28: While the government has already set up an economic rehabilitation fund to provide interest subsidy and cheaper credit to businesses and industries battered by the recent Tarai turmoil and last year's earthquakes, there has not been a single demand from private sector for such facility.