Stories By 'PAWAN YADAV'
Banana farmers of Bara district are reeling from a recent storm that devastated their produce worth millions of rupees. Banana is planted across 450 bigha of land in Bara.The storm affected farm products such as banana, corn, mango and litchi planted in the northern region of the district that includes Nijgadh, Singaul and Tangiya.Ek Bahadur Shrestha, president of Fruits Producers’ Association, Bara, said the natural disaster has made it difficult for farmers to recover their costs.As per the association, around 300 farmers in Nijgadh area are engaged in commercial banana farming.
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The residents of Bara district are not satisfied with design of the Postal Highway which has finally kicked off construction after a long wait. Locals want the Postal Highway to be four lane instead of the current double lane design.
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Sarita Rai, who lost her left leg in an IED blast during an election rally in the run-up to the last year’s general elections, has finally returned her home in Chandrapur Municipality-5, Rautahat, after two and half months long hospital stay in Bharatpur, Chitwan.
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An integrated settlement built by the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation has been handed over to the families of Chandrapur Municipality-8, Rautahat, who were displaced by August 2017 flood.
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Rautahat has started witnessing haphazard cutting down of trees on the pretext of providing road access to people, raising fears of a swathe of a forest being flattened.
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The intense cold wave currently sweeping the southern Tarai region has affected winter crops like maize, mustard, lentils and vegetables, but experts said that the chilly weather was good for wheat as it helps to boost yield.
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