Deforestation for development leading to environmental degradation
Trees are being cut down indiscriminately in large numbers in the name of physical infrastructure development or to accommodate the growing number of human settlements, stakeholders say.
Farmer incomes soar after construction of cold stores
Vegetables like potato and fruits such as oranges and lemons, along with other food items, sell for high prices in the off season.
Local unit provides aid to students from poor families
Malarani Rural Municipality in Arghakhanchi aims to fill the void left by the absence of skilled and educated professionals in the rural municipality.
Covid-19 spreads in hill districts of Lumbini Province
Complacency among general public and authorities one of the main reasons behind virus spread, health workers say.
Lumbini hospitals under-equipped to handle rising coronavirus cases
The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on health facilities across the province.
Only Covid-19 hospital in Arghakhanchi does not have intensive care unit
The hospital running on basic medical infrastructure is not equipped to deal with Covid-19 cases, health workers say.
High risk of Covid spread in absence of quarantine centres
Unlike last year when authorities in Lumbini made quarantining mandatory for returnees, no such measures have been implemented this year.
Agriculture Science course initiated at a community school in Gulmi
Malika Rural Municipality started running the three-year course last year to encourage people to be involved in agricultural entrepreneurships rather than going abroad for employment.
Water shortage pushing Arghakhanchi residents into hardships
The villagers are hugely affected by the water crisis that starts from November and lasts till mid-June every year until the arrival of monsoon rains across the country.
People rendered homeless await resettlement in Musikot
Following the July 2 landslide, residents of Musikot in Gulmi have been demanding that the municipal office move them to a safer location.
More than 50 families displaced by landslide in Arghakhanchi
Flooded rivers have driven people out of their homes in Rupandehi.
Two district hospitals in Province 5 closed after health workers infected with Covid- 19
District Hospitals in Arghakhanchi and Nawalparasi (West) have closed all services, except emergency units, and sent their Covid-infected health workers in isolation.
Arghakhanchi seals off its borders from Tuesday until further notice
Parsa and Bara issue prohibitory orders restricting public movement in a bid to control further spread of coronavirus.
Resunga and Madane forests sanctuaries for birds
More than 25 percent of the total 886 bird species found in the country are spotted in Resunga and Madane forests, conservationists say.
Development projects in Gulmi face a number of obstacles
Projects such as bridge and road constructions in the district have been in limbo for years.