Biz briefs

Wheat production rises

BHOJPUR: Wheat output in Bhojpur district has increased this year as compared to the previous year. According to the district agricultural development office, 6,898 metric tonnes of wheat has been produced in the district this year on 2,055 hectares of land. Wheat production this year has been good because of the favourable weather condition. The district agricultural development office has declared especially Dalgaon, Kot, Okhre, Bhojpur, Baikunthe, Manebhanjyang, Taksar, Amtek, Shyamsila and adjoining VDCs in the district as pocket areas for wheat cultivation.— RSS

Agriculture training ends

NAWALPARASI: A 35-day long rural agriculture training organised by Western Terai Poverty Alleviation project concluded in Parasi. A total of 15 persons involved in agriculture sector participated in the training. Participants of the training were provided with seeds of various vegetables at the end of the training. —RSS

Revenue collection up

BIRJUNG: Birgunj customs office, one of the major revenue collection centres, has collected a revenue of Rs 1.493 billion during the month of Baisakh (April-May) of the current fiscal year. The collection of revenue has increased by 27 per cent in comparison to the same month in the previous fiscal year. Revenue collected during the month last year was Rs 1.1791 billion and this year it has collected a total of Rs 1.1944 billion. The office had recovered a total of Rs 13.996 billion under different heads during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year.—RSS

Selling compost fertiliser

PARBAT: Farmers in Mudikuwa VDC of Parbat have made good income from compost fertilisers made of titepati, asuro and banmara. After taking training in compost fertiliser, a total of 26 farmers started to make fertiliser and are able to make a good income. They have sold compost fertiliser worth over Rs 25,000 last year. Farmers sell fertiliser at a rate of Rs 30 per doko, a bamboo basket. Farmers are hopeful that compost fertiliser will give a good crop yield. —RSS