Economic Development

Solar water pumps up incomes for Nepal’s quake-hit farmers

In the village of Shikharpur in Nepal’s remote Himalayan foothills, the faint sound of water can be heard trickling through a large metal pump. Standing in golden mustard fields, a huge solar panel powers the pump that provides some 40,000 liters of water daily to families still recovering from Nepal’s

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Nepal Seeks India Nod for More Inbound Flights

Nepal hopes to get approval from India for an inbound flight route from the west, according to a senior civil aviation official of the country, which has two airports under construction and another being planned. To read further, please click on the link below: http://zeenews.india.com/world/nepal-seeks-india-nod-for-inbound-flights-from-west-official-2079992.html

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Nepal Invests in New Irrigation Technologies

Water sources are drying up in parts of the Himalayas and people are forced to look elsewhere for places to live and work. But new technology in irrigation might help people stay in their homes. To read further, please click on the link below: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/nepal-invests-irrigation-technologies-171117113156245.html

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Climate Change Threatens ‘Himalayan Viagra’ Fungus and a Way of Life

A valuable fungus, prized as a reputed aphrodisiac, is disappearing due to warming temperatures, reports Climate Home. Valuable fungus, prized as a reputed aphrodisiac, is disappearing due to warming temperatures. Harvesting the Cordyceps sinensis fungus, called ‘yarsha gumba’ in Nepal, provides a livilihood for Himalayan dwellers.   To read further, please follow the following

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Global Food and Security Strategy Launched in Nepal

The United States today launched the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) in Nepal. Aimed at partnering with Nepal for food security, nutrition and prosperity, GFSS is the US government’s global hunger and food security initiative. To read further, please follow the link below: https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/global-food-security-strategy-launched-nepal/

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‘Good quality’ Nepali Tea Spoils Darjeeling’s Party

Grown on similar Himalayan terrain and climate across the border in Nepal, the tea made its way into Bengal’s cuppa during the 104-day strike Gorkhaland strike that hit production in Darjeeling. To read further, please click on the link below: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/good-quality-nepal-tea-spoils-darjeeling-s-party/story-rfs4sJsPVy9NMzrfCKSAMK.html

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Nepal Invests in New Irrigation Technologies

Water sources are drying up in parts of the Himalayas and people are forced to look elsewhere for places to live and work. But new technology in irrigation might help people stay in their homes. To read further, please click on the link below: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/nepal-invests-irrigation-technologies-171117113156245.html

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