National Biz Briefs

Locals’ efforts

DHADING: Locals are doing all they can to make Palte village of Dhading district a tourism area. In a bid to promote Palte as an agricultural tourism destination, all farmers are into organic farming and have declared the village a chemical fertilizer and pesticide fre zone. Palte, 10 kilometres far from the district headquarters, is home to 85 Gurung and five Giri families. “Over the last two years, at least 150 foreign tourists from Japan, the US, Israel and Hungary visited our village,” said Sher Bahadur Gurung, a leading social activist of Palte. He said villagers provide accommodation and food to tourists. Apart from beautiful topography, Lamaguru Temple, Chamare den, Chamare

cave and objects having archeological importance in Palte are tourist

attractions. Meanwhile, a team

from Dhagingbesi arrived in the village to conduct the study of infrastructure required to make Palte a tourism destination. The study is being done at the initiative of Indigenous Janajati District Coordination Committee, Dhading.

Poultry ban

LAHAN: Security personnel in Siraha district have been given strict instructions to control the import of poultry from India as part of adopting preventive measures against cross-border bird flu. The move comes after the unchecked import of poultry products from Indian markets. Chief District Officer Birendra Prasad Yadav has ordered security agencies to effectively control poultry import.