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Saturday, March 23, 2013

REGMI, PRESIDENT DISCUSIONS Kathmandu, 23 March: Government Chief Khil Raj Rgmi and President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav held discussions Saturday. No details were given by Regmi, The meeting comes one day after the president sought clarification from government from a council the government chief heads on recommendations to make three appointments to Election Commission, including its chief commissioner. The president has held up the appointments as government prioritizes constituent sembly elections. nnnn MAOIST LEADER MAHARA SAYS POLITICAL POLARIZATION WIDENING Kathmandu, 23 March: Leader of the UCPN-Maoist Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said political polarisation was growing alarmingly in the country at present, RSS reports. Addressing a programme organised by the Newa Lyam Kab under the Newa Rastriya Mukti Morcha here today, leader Mahara said the political polarisation was clear- one for protection of ethnic identity and another against this. The youths need to participate in the coming election to the Constituent Assembly considering the time's need, he added. Similarly, leader Mahara said as the national politics was in dire need of passage, current government was formed to hold the CA elections. Newa Rastriya Mukti Morcha coordinator Dilip Maharjan pointed out the need of youths for the sustainable development of the country. Nnnn 68 YEARS FOR PROJECT COMPLETION IN PRABAT Kathmandu, 23 March : Generally, projects start with the aim of completing in one to five years, RSS reports from Falebas in Parbat.. But some projects are such that they are not completed even after decades. Such an irrigation project in Parbat district has been completed in seven decades. The Pattharkhola Irrigation Project started in 2002 BS in Pang VDC of Parbat district has been completed in 68 years. The villagers completed it by raising Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 1,500 as it remained incomplete for long. The project was started for irrigating 2,500 ropanies of land in Ward Nos. 3, 6 and 7 of Pang VDC but it could not be completed as sometimes there was no budget and sometimes the plan was curtailed, said Chairman of the Consumers┬┤ Committee, Chhabilal Paudel. Even when Rs. 163,000 was appropriated, it was curtailed without spending even a penny, complained Poudel. Treasurer of the Consumers┬┤ Committee, Birendra Rijal said the canal was completed by collecting three million rupees from the consumers. Although the water is released by opening track, Rs. 15 million more is needed to complete it. Some 300 families will benefit from the project. Nnnn CL;IMATE CHRGNE AFFECTS COPS IN TERAI RSS KANCHANPUR, March 23: Wheat crop has started to ripe ahead of time in Terai districts including Kanchanpur because of the effect of climate change. The grains are not nourishing and the grains shrink when ripe premature, said Agriculture Publicity Officer of the Agriculture Development Office, Ram Chandra Bhatta. Although 125 days are needed for ripening for wheat, it is now ripe in hundred days, he said. As we cannot stop the change of climate, we should grow crops that are appropriate in view of its affect, he said, adding this will not cause loss to farmers. Climate change effect has been mainly in paddy, wheat and vegetables. The infection of new disease and insects and less resistance capacity of the crops are its effect, he said. The Agriculture Research Centre, in view of the climate change impact, should encourage farmers to grow crops that suit the climate by developing and added the farmers should also adopt it. The climate change has been invited by the increasing industrialization in developed countries. nnnn


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