Smuggling of yarsagumba into Tibet, China has risen due to lax control at the customs offices in Dolpa and Mugu. As a result of the illegal trade, the government is losing millions of rupees in revenue, officials said.
Apple growers in Mugu are worried about their output this year as their trees are not bearing usual amount of fruit. Hailstorms had battered apple trees in April and May when the fruit was in the development stage.
Hordes of Indian travellers returning from their Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Tibet breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after “partly good weather” permitted nearly a dozen flights to and from Simikot Airport.