NTB sales mission

KATHMANDU: Nepal Touirsm Board (NTB) organised Sales Mission in Australian cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane recently. This was the fourth sales mission of NTB in less than a month. The sales missions in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane were participated by more than 250 tour operators and media representatives, a press release states. NTB also offered an eight-day trip to Nepal to the winner of lucky draw organised in each of the three cities. — HNS

Aid for Chepangs

HETAUDA: Makwanpur DDC is going to provide machines to Chepang community in the district so that they can extract ghee from Chiuri (Bassia Butyracea) seeds cost-effectively and raise their income. The DDC has approved Rs 2,00,000 to provide the machines to the community which is dependent on traditional methods to extract ghee. Chiuri plants are deeply associated with the Chepang culture. Chepangs provide Chiuri plants as dowry to their daughters when they are married off. It is estimated that there are around 2,00,000 Chiuri plants in Makwanpur and Kankada VDC has the maximum number of Chiuri plants. — RSS