Stories Tagged 'Paddy output'
Nepali farmers look set to harvest the largest paddy crop in history this fiscal year because of timely and sufficient monsoon rains, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development said. Ministry officials added that a record harvest would bring down the country’s rice import bill besides significantly contributing to the government’s economic growth target as the economy is strongly dependent on farm production.
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Fertile farmlands in the eastern district of Jhapa, which is also known as the country’s grain basket, are being rapidly buried under concrete, and the effects of the land plotting are becoming visible in food production.
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Paddy production is expected to increase by 8 percent to 34,000 tonnes this year as harvest season begins.
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Newly-appointed Minister for Agricultural Development Ram Krishna Yadav on Friday directed his officials to find immediate, mid-term and long-term solutions to address the problem of low paddy transplantation in five central and eastern Tarai districts.
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