KATHMANDU, June 3: Had it been a time when the world was not exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Sanjib Pathak would have been consulting students now– those willing to apply for foreign universities. But the 32-year-old consultant has now been spending time in his home in Naikap, reading books, but generally making the most out of his time practicing vegetable gardening.
DHADING, March 22: Locals of Khaniyabas in Dhading district used to depend on Dhading Besi for vegetables for everyday consumption but now they have started commercial vegetable farming which has helped to generate income and minimize dependency for vegetables from other areas.
DHADING, Dec 15: Tek Bahadur Parajuli, 69, of Gajuri Rural Municipality-7, is bedridden due to some childhood illness that gradually turned worse and made him unable to walk. His wife takes care of him. Because of the disability, he has been unable to earn for himself. Bihani Project, in coordination with the rural municipality, has provided him with two goats as a means for income generation.
RUPANDEHI, Nov 17: Adhikari Vegetable Farm of Suddhodhan Rural Municipality-3 of Rupandehi had got a grant of Rs 400,000 from the government for commercial vegetable farming. The Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative had provided the grant, on condition that the farmer would contribute equal amount, for vegetable farming.
BAJHANG, April 7: Debu Khadka of Chainpur-10 remains busy working on her farm from dawn to dusk. However, she hardly feels tired. “When you love your work, you don’t feel tired no matter how much you work. I love farming,” she beams.
DHADING, Nov 1: There was a time when managing two square meals a day was a challenge for the people of the Chepang community. However, their fortunes have changed for good, thanks to vegetable farming. By cultivating vegetables in the steep and barren lands, these indigenous tribesmen are not just earning meals but are uplifting their living standards.