Lockdown disrupts dairy sector as sales suffer, feed becomes scarce
With hotels and restaurants shut, farmers can't sell their milk because there are no buyers. Residents also do not want to come out of their houses to buy milk due to risk of infection.
Karnali Academy of Health Sciences starts MD course
The operation of MBBS classes in the academy is still uncertain despite the institution’s claim of completing the necessary preparation for the same.
Health workers in Karnali Provincial Hospital at high infection risk
A senior doctor of Karnali Provincial Hospital died due to Covid-19 related complications on Thursday.
Jumla farmers face difficulties due to transportation halt
Every year during the harvest season, traders and businessmen would reach the orchards to purchase apples but no one has come this year, say farmers.
Of the total 5,000 entering Jumla in a month, the number of people tested for Covid-19 is in the hundreds
The local administration admitted that most of the people sent home from quarantine were not tested for Covid-19.
Jumla organises mobile camps to collect swabs of recent returnees
Health personnel collected 324 swab samples and sent them to Kathmandu through a sky truck and a helicopter of Nepal Army on Tuesday evening.
Karnali government’s decision to set up isolation facilities yet to be implemented
Designated health institutions face difficulties in setting up isolation wards due to lack of budget.
Locals in Jumla risk lives to collect medicinal herbs
Despite the risks, locals go up to the highlands to collect herbs because it a reliable, lucrative business.
Slow internet affects government services in Jumla, locals say
The district’s land revenue office has been carrying out operations online for the past two months.
Surkhet-Jumla road section of Karnali Highway in dilapidated condition
The road section was last paved in May 2012, and in just seven years, it is riddled with potholes and cracks.
A day care centre in Khalanga is a blessing for senior citizens
The idea behind the centre is to create an environment of learning and sharing for senior citizens, say authorities.
No space for garbage in Jumla headquarters
Chandan Nath Municipality alone produces around 40 quintals of garbage on a daily basis, but with garbage collection halted in the area for the past month, locals are having a tough time.
Red panda numbers on rise in Karnali
Numbers of red panda (Ailurus fulgens), endangered mammal species, are increasing due to safer habitats in hill districts of Karnali, conservationists say.
Jumla sells apples worth Rs180 million
Jumla has recorded a bumper sale of organic apples amounting to Rs180 million this year as traders and farmers were able to supply the fruits to markets on time due to the improved transportation system in the district.
Local government imposes Rs 50 per kg ‘export tax’ on apples
While the federal government has been providing subsidies for apple growers to boost production, the local government has decided to impose tax on them, drawing furious reaction from farmers.