Pokhara, 7 Sept: Dairy Development Corporation has raised the price of standard milk (4% fat) by RS 6 per litre. The consumer now has to pay RS 38 per half litre packet effective from today. Earlier it was RS 35 for a packet of 500ml. Similary the price of full cream milk (5% fat) has been increased by RS 10 per litre. Earlier it was RS 90 per litre but now consumer has to pay RS 100 per litre. As milk is available only in packet of 500 ml, it will cost RS 50 per packet for full cream milk. As government dairy company has decided to hike the price, the private dairy companies too have decided to increase the price. Citing the increased production cost of farmers and the constant pressure exerted by them, DDC has raised the price. DDC has said that 69 per cent of the increased price of milk will directly go to farmers, while 31 per cent of the price will go to dairy firms.
Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City has launched a campaign to make the city free of plastic. The political parties have also committed in writing to support this campaign. The Sub-metropolis has prepared various outreach and educational materials including posters and messages on the negative impact of plastic and hung them at the main thoroughfares of the city….