Stories By 'SHANKAR ACHARYA'
Various branches of Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) have not been able to fulfil their paddy procurement quota as its prices are lower than those offered by private traders, and farmers are not keen to sell their harvests to the state-owned company.
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Residents of Thori Rural Municipality in Parsa district have been compelled to spend sleepless nights for the last couple of months due to frequent wild elephants menace.
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More rice mills in the Parsa-Bara area are at risk of going belly up as they can’t compete with cheaper Indian products. In the past four years, 250 of the 300 rice mills here have shut down. Half of the remaining 50 are also in the red, said traders.
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Protesters indulged in stray incidents of arson and vandalised a few vehicles, including a van with Indian registration, for defying their strike call on Sunday in Birgunj.
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Cement factories located in Bara-Parsa Industrial Corridor have started importing clinker from Narayanpur railway station in India after locals of Raxaul barred movement of the raw material citing growing pollution and resultant health hazards.
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Spy cameras installed inside Parsa National Park (PNP) have proved vital in checking wildlife poaching and timber smuggling.
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