Stories By 'ARJUN RAJBANSI'
There is no end in sight to the protest launched by tea workers in the eastern region which officials say is likely to cause tea production to fall by at least a fifth year-on-year.
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Kishore Khati spent his whole life as a tea estate worker. He was just 14 when he started working at Giri Bandhu Tea Estate in Buttabari, Jhapa.
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In Jhapa, more and more farmers are being drawn towards the business of commercial potato farming, as the government has been rolling out subsidies and increasing the rate of mechanisation to significantly cut down the cost of production for farmers.
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Land compensation process for construction of Damak Industrial Area (DIA) has kicked off with the publication of a public notice requesting landholders to apply for compensation for land that they will have to relinquish.
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Paddy production in Jhapa district’s paddy super zone and paddy block failed to meet expectations of many due to low soil quality, floods and lack of rain during the plantation season.
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When India imposed a trade embargo on Nepal in 2015, virtually halting gasoline supplies, traffic came to a grinding halt in all major cities across the country. Motor vehicles went off the streets, and people had to travel on foot.
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