Stories By 'ANANDA GAUTAM'
Conservationists say that they have been facing challenges to conserve red panda population as the government has not taken major steps to protect these endangered mammals.
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The victims of last year’s landslides in Taplejung have complained that the government has not taken any measures to mitigate the landslide risk in their villages.
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Demand for tea produced in the region has risen sharply due to its superior quality, outstripping production by a large margin.
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Difficulties in transporting chiraito plants to China, where there is a huge demand for the medicinal herb, has forced growers in Taplejung to look for alternative markets.
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Three landslide-displaced families in Phungling Municipality-8, Taplejung, have constructed temporary houses at the same landslide-prone location.
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A special relief programme, announced by the government two months ago, in the name of the landslide displaced families of Khokling, Libang, Lingtep, Santhakra and Thinglabu VDCs in Taplejung has not reached them.
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