CG brings Pani Prasad

KATHMANDU: Chaudhary Group, in collaboration with WWF launched the Nepali childrens’ book series Pani Prasad Volume I and II. This marks CG joining WWF’s campaign to bring global attention to impacts of climate change on the Himalayas called ‘Climate For Life’. CG’s support to this initiative is part of their Gyan Udaya scheme under their youth development programme. CG shall be using its distribution network to take this book series to schools throughout the country. Pani Prasad is an indigenous character created to teach young children about water and its importance to life. Filled with elaborate and pleasant drawings and easy-to-read text, the book aims at raising awareness about water-related issues amongst young students in an interactive way through the immensely endearing Pani Prasad. — HNS

KFA Readings

KATHMANDU: KFA a leading institute in the country, has diversified into ‘KFA Readings’, an exclusive book store-cum-library. This new venture was inaugurated by Resta Jha, chariman of the company, amidst a function on the KFA premises on Sunday. “The whole idea is to strengthen a fading ‘reading culture’ in the country,” said Jha adding that readers can subscribe or buy a variety of books from KFA in mid-Baneshwor. Establishment of ‘KFA Reading CLub’ has also been announced where members can not only subscribe to a rich collection of books but also be a part of various best-selling ‘Book Readings’. “We will set up 10 branches within three years,” said Jha. — HNS

Revenue loss

BIRGUNJ: The government is incurring a daily loss of Rs 2,00,000 due to leakage of revenue on export of river stones to India. In connivance with customs officials, entrepreneurs in Parsa are exporting boulders, sand and gravel to India. Transporters fudge figures about the load that the vehicles carry. Trucks carrying 17 cubic metres of sand, gravel and stones mention only up to 13 cubic metres. Customs, revenue patrol team, police administration and revenue investigation authority have been accused of being to revenue leakage. — RSS