Plantation affected

BAGLUNG: Farmers in Baglung have not yet able to plant paddy due to lack of irrigation. They are deprived of planting paddy owing to a long spell of drought in the western part of the district. They were hit hard when they could not cultivate main seasonal crop even by the end of first week of August. District Agriculture Development Office said 36 per cent of farmers depend on rainwater and not yet cultivate paddy. — RSS

Annual review workshop

BHAKTAPUR: A two-day long annual review workshop of District Development Committee, Bhaktapur for fiscal year 2064-065 concluded here on Monday. Presenting annual report on the occasion, LDO Raj Kumar Shrestha said DDC is putting its effort to develop Bhaktapur as a model district. — RSS

Perilous route

MYAGDI: Due to lack of a road to link Bagar in Mudi VDC-9 of Myagdi with Mudi village, tourists visiting Dhaulagiri peak and locals have to cross the cliff in Naura by hanging on to a rope. It takes a two-day walk from district headquarters Beni to reach the village. The district unit of the CPN-Maoist said it had constructed 300 metres of mule track on the 375 metre-long road during the insurgency period at a cost of Rs 5 million with its own resources. However, the remaining 75 metres could not be constructed as they signed CPA with the government. — RSS