HUMLA, July 12: Young children carrying timber on their backs from Dadafya to Simkot, the district headquarters of Humla, have become a common sight. The children have been carrying heavy loads on a daily basis in order to manage money to pay their school expenses. It is not their will, but compulsion.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The Forest Products Development Board (FPDB) has earned approximately Rs 185.1 million in revenue from the sale of timbers from forests in Sarlahi, Mahottari, Rautahat and Jhapa districts in the fiscal year 2072\73.