Stories By 'BHAWANI BHATTA'
Forest and wetland conservation efforts made by the locals of Pahariya, Domilla and Ghanapani villages in Kanchanpur have resulted in an incredible transformation of the region within a decade. No wonder tiger sightings have become a common phenomenon for the people here.
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Tourism entrepreneurs of Far Western region have organized a tourism fair with the aim of promoting Shuklaphanta National Park.
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Kaluwapur area in Jhalari Pipaldi-11, Kanchanpur, remained tense throughout the day on Thursday due to sporadic clashes between security personnel and the people displaced during the expansion of Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, now a national park, area 16 years ago.
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Vegetable imports from India have continued to increase even as the far-western region has seen a rise in commercial vegetable farming.
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Farmers of the country’s far western district of Kanchanpur are facing shortage of chemical fertilisers in the peak wheat plantation season, compelling them to purchase low-quality inputs imported from India at double the price.
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A large swathe of forestland, about 6,200 hectares, has been encroached upon in Kanchanpur district in the name of landless people, freed Kamaiyas (former bonded-labourers), freed Haliya (former bonded agricultural labourers) for the last three to four decades, according to the data of District Forest Office (DFO).
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