Indian dams causing floods in Nepal: Locals

Every monsoon season, locals of the tarai region worry about flood water diverted from barrages, dams and embankments constructed by India. One such structure is Laxampur dam, which, along with the Kalkalawa embankment, has been causing floods in the Bagauda area of Banke district. After the construction of these structures, around 2,500 bigha of land… Read More Indian dams causing floods in Nepal: Locals

Climate information important for agriculture

A stakeholders’ workshop on climate services for agriculture in Thimphu was conducted from November 7 to 9 to assess the user’s need of the climate services for agriculture, to create awareness on various climate services, and to develop recommendations and plans. Agriculture officer with agriculture research and extension division, Sagar Acharya, said that the usage… Read More Climate information important for agriculture

Tourism Council of Bhutan unveils new destination website

As part of the major development and upgradation, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has unveiled its new official destination website— bhutan.travel on World Tourism Day. This is aimed at improving information sharing among tourism stakeholders in Bhutan and among the industry members and visitors. The TCB also expects that this major up-gradation of the… Read More Tourism Council of Bhutan unveils new destination website

Nepal tops South Asia in reducing hunger

According to the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Thursday, Nepal experienced rapid improvements in reducing hunger and is nearing the ‘moderate’ from the ‘serious’ category, largely due to declines in undernourishment, child stunting and child mortality. The GHI considers a score above 50 as being… Read More Nepal tops South Asia in reducing hunger

To the valley of rice: exploring Sikkim

Gaurav Punj____________ andwiched between Nepal and Bhutan, the tiny state of Sikkim encapsulates everything that the Himalayas have to offer. From elevations of 300 m to 8,500 m, from tropical to tundra, from thick forests to trans Himalayan cold deserts, there is a mind boggling variety on offer. Combine it with its fully organic agriculture,… Read More To the valley of rice: exploring Sikkim