Stories By 'CHANDRA KARKI'
With the construction of the Mid-Hill Highway in full swing, Tehrathum locals residing at the periphery of the under-construction road are building hotels and lodges around it. According to locals, they are expecting an influx of customers in the long run as the highway is a national pride project.
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Red pandas, the shy and charismatic endangered mammal species, have been found in Tinjure-Milke-Jaljala forest area in Tehrathum, Sankhuwasabha and Taplejung districts.
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Nepal’s hills and mountains region has been receiving seasonal Indian workers in droves as demand for labour continues to grow due to increasing number of construction projects.
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Large cardamom farmers have demanded that the government set up an independent large cardamom development board for addressing problems of the farmers and capitalising on the untapped business potential.
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Local residents and officials deployed to conduct the elections to the federal parliament and provincial assemblies worry about increasing cold in high-altitude settlements of Ilam and Tehrathum districts.
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Businesses catering to tourists in Tehrathum have seen an uptick in demand as more tourists choose the district as a stopover location on their way to KanchanJungha base camp.
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