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The Himalayan nettle (Note 1) is a fiber yielding non-timber forest product that has cultural, economic and medicinal values to many ethnic communities residing in the hill and mountain areas of Nepal and India. If the nettle value chain can be strengthened at each node of the chain, then it has high potentiality to uplifting the livelihoods of many poor households in those areas.

The Uttarakhand Jan Morcha (UJM) has pulled up its socks against the proposed construction of the Pancheshwar dam on the Kali River between India and Nepal.

Darchula, July 14: Farmers in the district are facing shortage of fertilizers in the peak season of paddy plantation.

Although a whole year has elapsed since hundreds of families were rendered homeless in Darchula by the raging Mahakali river, clusters of Nepalis settled near the river embankment are still leading

DIPAYAL: Coliform, a cholera virus, was detected in drinking water supplied to districts in remote far-west.

Timber Smugglers are reportedly clearing local forests in cahoots with security personnel in the district.

Poaching is reportedly increasing everyday in the forests handed over to the community in Darchula with the objective of conserving the national forest.

Darchula, Feb. 13: As many as 78 households of Sitola VDC-1 and Siloja VDC in the district have been benefited after completion of the Basarsar and Siloja drinking water projects.

Out of Rs. 580 million allocated for blacktopping the Gokuleshwor-Darchula road section in Darchula district, around Rs.

Vultures, known as the nature's cleaners, are on the verge of extinction in Darchula district in the recent days.