Industrial fair concludes

DHANKUTA: A three-day long industrial fair, organised by Cottage and Small-scale Industries Development Committee of Dhankuta, concluded on January 11. Entrepreneurs from Terathum, Bhojpur and Sankhuwasabha set up 39 stalls in the fair. The fair was divided into five groups and had stalls displaying local Dhaka weaves, allo clothes, bamboo products, food items, and miscellaneous other products. Devi Maya Gurung of Devi Dhaka Industry was honoured as the best entrepreneur of the fair.

FNCSIN team meets PM

KATHMANDU: A delegation of the Federation of National Cottage and Small Industries Nepal (FNCSIN) on Wednesday met Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa and apprised various problems faced by small and medium enterprises. The team led by FNCSIN president Ramesh Kumar Shrestha also presented the three-year action plan for the development of SMEs. On the occasion, Shrestha urged that the government should focus on development of SMEs to address various problems including unemployment and poverty alleviation.

Unionists leave for WSF

KATHMANDU: A jumbo team of 150 trade unionists on Wednesday left for India to participate in the World Social Forum, scheduled to January 16-21 in Mumbai. The team led by Laxman Bahadur Basnet, president of Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC) comprises vice-president Bam Bahadur DC, general secretary Achyut Raj Pandey and other senior trade union leaders, states a press release issued here by NTUC.

Women job seekers on rise

POKHARA: The trend of Nepali women going abroad for employment has been on the rise in the recent days, thanks to the increasing rate of unemployment and violence in the country. The latest census shows that around 800,000 men and 83,000 women are outside the country while the department of employment promotion says that around 400,000 men and 300 women have left the country for foreign employment. However, a study carried out by Untied National Women Development Fund (UNIFEM) shows that around 34,000 Nepali women are working in the foreign countries. RSS

Seven firms under scrutiny

ITAHARI: The action has been taken against seven industries on charges of production and distribution of consumer goods against the Consumer Protection Act and regulations. The cottage and small-scale industries office, Itahari said that those goods were against the food act. Therefore it has started investigation on the basis of petition filed by the Janahit Protection Forum. Pashupati Biscuits Industries, Duhabi, Balaji Biscuit Industries, Sonapur, Jayakali, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries, Sonapur, Swodeshi Soap Industries, Sonapur, Guru Pauroti, Itahari, Bani Bakery Duhabi, and Sony Slice Bread Inaruwa are under scrutinity. RSS

Milk powder unit planned

BANKE: Necessary preparation has begun for the construction of a powder milk factory at Pipari of Kohalpur in Banke. "We are initiating the process to establish the powder milk factory as soon as possible," said Ganapati Pyakurel, chief of Janta Dairy Production. The factory will produce 2,600 metric tonnes of powder milk, 1,200 metric tonnes of ghee and milk, milk chocolate and baby food daily. RSS