NLTDC plan

MADHYAPUR THIMI: Nagarkot Naldum Tourism Development Committee (NLTDC) has started converting the waste generated in the famous tourism spot into compost so as to better manage the garbage in the area. Secretary of the committee said waste generated from hotels and households would be converted into compost and sold to local farmers at affordable prices. The committee has leased five ropanis of land from the local Kusum Community Forest to set up a compost plant. The plant will convert six tonnes of garbage into compost at a time. The committee will get empty beer bottles from the hotel free of cost and provide the income generated from the sale of bottles to the community forest. — RSS

401 new firms

BIRATNAGAR: Four hundred and one new industries have been registered in Morang district during the last fiscal year. According to the Small and Cottage Industries Office, Morang, currently 3,268 industries are operational in the district even though over 9,000 industries were registered at different times in the past. Chief of the office Gopi Prasad Ghimire said small and cottage industries have provided employment to 33,912 people in the district. The office collected Rs 2,151,000 revenue through registration, renewal of registration and amendment of regulations of the industries during the past fiscal year whereas revenue collected in the fiscal year 2063/64 was only Rs 1,200,000. Ghimire said the office provided training to 274 people during the period. All of the 10 women who received training in making leather goods have found employment, Ghimire said. — RSS

NTUC-I campaign

POKHARA: Nepal Trade Union Congress (Independent), Kaski, in collaboration with International Labour Organisation has launched a two-day long organisational capacity building campaign in Pokhara. Inaugurating the campaign, Kaski Nepali Congress president Yagya Bahadur Thapa said NC activists need not lose heart over the party’s poor showing in the April 10 CA poll. Central vice president of NTUC (I) Ramjee Kunwar expressed regret at the failure of the government to protect the rights of the working class people in the past. — RSS