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Woolen knitting training

KATHMANDU: A 15-day long training on woolen products knitting, was jointly organised by Woolen product development committee and Handicraft Association of Nepal (HAN) concluded here. The training was provided with the objective of encouraging women to contribute in the handicraft export. — HNS

Agricultural fair begins

BANEPA: A three-day long agricultural and industrial fair started in Banepa on Monday with the objective of promoting market and export of agricultural based industries. The fair has been jointly organised by export promotion committee, Nepal cottage and small industry federation central office and district office Kavre. The fair was inaugurated by Aang Dendi Sherpa, executive president of the federation. — HNS

BCCI, PSPP sign accord

BHAKTAPUR: Yuvak Raj Bhabdari, president of BCCI and Harihar Subedi residential representative of PSPP Sekwa Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement here on Monday to facilitate the development of industries and commerce association across the country. Bhaktapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry has initiated to establish an associations promotion centre. — HNS

Food grain scarcity

SINGTI: The problem of scarcity of food grain in the district headquarters is solved after the operation of direct bus services to Singti, a major trade centre of the district. Locals of 21 VDCs of the district have started to get the food grains directly from the capital. Most of the people bordering with Tibet get the food grains from Singti. — RSS

Skill oriented training

BHOJPUR: Community development organisation has provided income generation and awareness training with a view to increase the income of local women. Various social organisations have been providing training for the development of health, education and income generation activities in the district. The organisation has started sewing and cutting, candle making and hand hosiery trainings to make them self reliant. — RSS

Revenue collection up

TANAHU: District administration office, Tanahu has collected a revenue of Rs 22.5 million during the first nine months of the current fiscal year from distributing a total of 4,562 passports. The number of persons obtaining passports from the office has gone up after the increase in number of people intending to go abroad due to Maoist insurgency. — RSS

Dhaka industry hit

TANSEN: Most of the industries registered in the district are in the verge of closure due to lack of raw materials and import of low quality goods from India. Most of the dhaka industries are in a critical situation due to the import of low quality dhaka from India. In addition to dhaka, bamboo canes, rice mills, construction services, iron materials and sewing and cutting industries are also closed. There are about 1,200 industries registered in the district and among them only one third are in operation currently. — RSS

Spinning mill developed

DHADING: Two brothers Ganga Datta Adhikari and Mahesh Datta Adhikari of Bairani VDC, Dhading have developed a spinning wheel based on Japanese technology. "Spinning wheels made by them are being used in spinning the silk and it has saved the money for buying the tools," said Ram Nath Adhikari, father of the boys, who is a popular sericulture farmer in the district. — RSS