PARBAT, Oct 18: With the establishment of private schools in villages, number of students in community schools has decreased significantly. In primary level classes, there are some grades with no students at all. Parents shift their wards to private schools citing poor education standard in community schools.
PARBAT, Sept 17: It seems the under-construction Middle Modi hydropower project, which was supposed to be completed by December 2017, will be further delayed by a year and half.
Reasons like presence of white clay and rocks on the tunnel-way, workers’ protest, and withdrawal by an investment partner have delayed the 15.1 megawatts hydropower project.
PARBAT, Sept 16:; The Social Welfare Council (SWC) has begun investigating two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) - Good Neighbor International and Society Development Center (SODEC) Nepal - for allegedly misusing their project funds for forceful religious conversion in Parbat district.
PARBAT, Sept 1: Farmers of Kurgha and Lamithana of Phalebas Municipality are having trouble in transporting milk to the market as the roads to the villages have been damaged in recent rains. Now they are spending the money earned from selling milk to repair the damaged roads.
PARBAT, August 30: Members of the Majhi community, a tribe that makes a living by fishing, have always struggled to manage two square meals and proper shelter for their family. Poor economic condition has always compelled this tribe to live a miserable life. They have long been living in dilapidated tents and huts which neither can protect them from scorching heat nor from torrential downpour.
PARBAT, Aug 7: Nar Bahadur Paija of Baskharka, Parbat district, spent his five precious years in Malaysia and Qatar as a laborer. Unable to make enough money, he returned to the country and started orange farming. Now, he is earning more than Rs 700,000 every year. He has around 200 orange trees in his field.