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Potato farming kicks off in Rasuwa

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RASUWA —  Rural farmers of northern Rasuwa district have started planting seasonal potato with gradual rise in mercury.

Senior Agriculture Development Officer Ramesh Humagain shared that potato farming has begun in 1,630 Hectares of total fertile land of the district.

The potato farming would be completed by coming March 3 while it would be harvested only after July, he informed.

Crop Protection Officer Radheshyam Barai said that the total potato yields from the farming would be around 21,000 Metric Tons.

It is shared that the potatoes produced in Rasuwa are supplied to Nuwakot and Kathmandu for its good quality.

Under the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project, the District Agriculture Development Office, Rasuwa had imparted training to 22 front line farmers of Gatlang area to boost agriculture yields.

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Petroleum products’ prices go down

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.

A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.

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