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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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Two died and eight injured in accident

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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