Biz briefs

2PM Jackpot result out

KATHMANDU: Rajesh Hamal gave away Rs 100,000 to Narayan Pokharel of New Baneswor, the first lucky winner of 2PM Jackpot scratch scheme launched by the Asian Thai Foods. Seven people across the country have already won Rs 10,000 each from the scheme. The 2PM Jackpot scratch scheme has cash prize ranging one rupee to Rs 1,000,000. — HNS

KFA training concludes

KATHMANDU: A two-day long seminar on ‘Credit Management’ organised by KFA Research and Training Institute concluded here on Sunday. Employees of various banks and finance companies participated in the programme. KFA is going to conduct yet another three-day long programme on ‘General Banking’ and a two-day long programme on ‘Treasury Operations’ from May 7 in Biratnagar and from May 8 in Kathmandu respectively. — RSS

Fake bank notes seized

NAWALPARASI: Counterfeit bank notes of Rs 1,000 denomination have been found in circulation in Parasi Bazar, the headquarter of Nawalparasi district. 26 bank notes of Rs 1,000 denomination of ‘dubious’ nature, found at the Hari Money Exchange counter at Parasi have been confiscated following a raid carried out by a team of security personnel. Subas Agrawal and Abadh Kishor Agrawal have been arrested in this connection. — RSS

Saptari DDC’s budget

RAJBIRAJ: Saptari DDC made public an estimated budget of Rs 750,909,180 for the fiscal year 2004-05 on Saturday. Bhupanath Sharma, LDO presented the statement of income and expenditure of the DDC for fiscal year 2004-05. Rs 156,576,500 has been allocated for the development activities in the DDC. — RSS

Long-term agro plan

SINDHULI: Government is to implement a long term agriculture plan in Sindhuli district, with an assistance of British government. The programme will be implemented from the fiscal year 2061-62. Programmes like agriculture services, vegetable, fruits, cattle, fish farming, irrigation, road, transport, training and publicity campaign will be launched under the programme. — RSS

Tobacco cultivation

RAUTAHAT: Farmers of southern part of Rauthat district have been attracted towards tobacco cultivation. Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd has been providing technical inputs to the farmers who have been attracted towards growing tobacco as cash crops. Tobacco of good quality fetches as much as Rs 86 per kg and the cultivation of tobacco is more remunerative than other cash crops. — RSS

Wheat output declines

KALAIYA: The output of wheat cultivated by farmers in Bara district has declined by about 3.74 per cent because of the storms, the district agriculture development office informed. Wheat had been cultivated at around 28,500 hectares of land and the output was only 85,800 metric tonnes at the rate of three tonnes per hectare. — RSS