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Nepal imports 424,397 tons of food in 100 days of lockdown (rep 06/07/2020)

250,000 tonnes of fertiliser distributed (ht 24/06/2020)

Supply chain and food security: Meeting the dietary needs of all Nepalis has been a problem, with or without Covid-19, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 23/06/2020))

Food insecurity, economic slowdown loom as acute shortage of fertilisers is going to hit paddy production: This year, fertiliser was supplied neither from the government’s mechanism nor from illegal traders, as their clandestine supply lines were severed by the Covid-19 lockdown and border restrictions, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/06/2020)

Food insecurity across country increases by 23 per cent: Survey (ht 19/06/2020)

Food crisis hits Bajura folks hard (ht 14/06/2020)

MoALD facing difficulties in managing fertilisers (ht 13/06/2020)

Famine or feast in Nepal?, by Sushma Joshi (ae 05/06/2020)

COVID-19 and food insecurity, by Purna B. Nepali and Mahesh Bisukhey (ht 01/06/2020)

Nepal has enough food to feed the population for 5 months: Distribution amid the lockdown is the problem, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/05/2020) [???]

Retail merchants running low on stocks as lockdown gets tighter: The government's ever changing policy has made it difficult to maintain smooth supply of goods, say traders, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/05/2020)

Spoilt rice distributed as relief in Dhangadhi Sub Metropolis: The Sub Metropolitan city had purchased food grains worth Rs 26.1 million to distribute to the impoverished households during the coronavirus pandemic, by Arjun Shah and Mohan Budhaair (kp 21/05/2020)

DoCSCP receives most complaints of LPG shortage (ht 12/05/2020)

Fuel consumption down 80 percent in April with economy in suspension: Officials said sales of all petroleum products except cooking gas dried up, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/05/2020)

Food and livelihood insecurity during a pandemic: As the services sector is bound to face a long and hard journey to a revival, the agro sector will be all the more important, by Apsara Karki (kp 08/05/2020)

Karnali Province in a comfortable position on food supply: While vegetables are abundant in the market, the fruits are less so, since the import from India has stopped , by Chandani Kathayat (kp 08/02/2020)

Government aims to support workers from unorganised sector with relief-for-work programme: Urban development and federal affairs ministries have submitted the list of potential jobs to the finance ministry, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/05/2020)

Veggie prices drop on supply of local products (ht 03/05/2020)

Volunteers delivering fresh vegetables to people's homes at farm price: Locals said the social work being done by the youths had provided them much relief, by Durgalal KC (kp 29/04/2020)

Taplejung runs out of subsidised rice supply as demand soars during lockdown: Food Management and Trading Company Ltd has requested the centre to supply 1,000 quintals of rice to fulfil the demand, by Ananda Gautam (kp 26/04/2020)

Fuel Consumption Down To 10 Per Cent (rn 25/04/2020)

Chepangs face a humanitarian crisis: The impact of the lockdown on vulnerable communities does not appear on the government's radar, by Biwash Chepang (kp 22/04/2020)

Bardiya’s poor are starving while the local unit has been slow to distribute relief: According to data by the ward office, around 200 daily wage earners in the ward have been severely affected by the lockdown, by Kamal Panthi (kp 22/04/2020)

While produce rots in Nepal’s fields, food imports continue from India: Vegetables are piling up on Birgunj farms even as 15 to 20 trucks laden with vegetables arrive from the south every day, by Bhusan Yadav and Sangam Prasain (kp 21/04/2020)

Northern Humla braces for a food shortage: Humla saw a prolonged snowfall this winter and the route to Taklakot was closed before the pandemic, by Chhapal Lama (kp 18/04/2020)

Families of daily wage earners, impoverished Dalit communities in Province 2 deprived of reliefs even after three weeks of nationwide lockdown: Most of the local bodies are yet to implement the budget released by the provincial executive for relief distribution even after three weeks of the lockdown (kp 18/04/2020)

Fuel import via pipeline halted amid storage constraint (ht 18/04/2020)

4.6 million Nepalis are food-insecure, and 10% have severe need, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 16/04/2020), WFP reports on food security exaggerated: Nepal Government, by Shree Ram Subedi (22/04/2020)

Locals cry foul over shortage of subsidised rice in Saipal: Some families allege the contractors were biased in distributing subsidised rice even when the supply chain was intact before the lockdown, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 16/04/2020)

SC summons authorities over petition over lockdown stranded (rep 15/04/2020), Dairy products worth Rs 5b lying unsold due to lockdown: Sales down by 70%, says NDA (rep 15/04/2020) [It would have been an outstanding task of the government to apply safe und intelligent ways to avoid such waste!]

Gorkha municipality won’t accept food grains as relief over quality concerns: Shahid Lakhan Rural Municipality has decided to accept only money and medical equipment from donors, by Hariram Upreti (kp 15/04/2020)

68 gas bullets waiting to be unloaded, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 14/04/2020)

Keep it going: Vegetable supplies during the lockdown (rep 13/04/2020)

Nawalparasi locals return spoiled rice distributed as relief: District administration office forms committee to investigate the incident, by Nabin Paudel (kp 11/04/2020), There are sufficient stocks of food and shipments arrive regularly, officials say: Factories manufacturing food products have been allowed to resume production (kp 10/04/2020)  [Similar to the rice that has been sent to Nawalparasi?]

In the wake of lockdowns and supply chain disruptions, a potential food crisis looms: Since Nepal relies almost entirely on imports of chemical fertilisers, any disruption to the supply chain could quickly escalate into a food crisis, say experts, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/04/2020), Farmers are selling their produce for a pittance even as customers are paying exorbitant prices: The lockdown has meant that farmers are unable to travel to Kathmandu to sell their produce, relying instead on middlemen who are maximising profits, by Aditi Aryal (kp 11/04/2020)

Vegetables to be sold at 11 designated sites as Kalimati bazaar is shuttered: Outlets to be opened at Kalanki, Baphal, Swayambhu, Banasthali, Gongabu, Basundhara, Tinkune, Gopi Krishna, Lainchaur, Ratna Park and Koteshwor, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/04/2020)

Grow your own: When it comes to staples, Nepal needs to get back to its roots (kp 09/04/2020), Food during the coronavirus crisis: Governments are responding to the health emergency as they rightly should, but ensuring food supply is equally vital, by Arun GC (kp 09/04/2020)

Food crisis hits haliya families hard in Bajura, by Prakash Singh (ht 09/04/2020)

Take it seriously: Shortage of essential supplies (rep 09/04/2020)

Valley residents concerned by dwindling food supply as lockdown lengthens: The general public is having a hard time getting food to feed their families, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/04/2020)

Protracted lockdown hits squatter families hard: Families of daily wage earners in Biratnagar and Dhading stare at trouble as local governments fail to distribute relief, by Deonarayan Sah and Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 08/04/2020)

India halts all rice exports but Nepal will be fine, say officials: Nepal imports almost all of its fine and basmati rice from India, but traders say there are enough stocks in-country to last three months, by Sangam Prasain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/04/2020)

NOC importing fuel on necessity basis as demand slumps: Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline operating belo (ht 06/04/2020)

Govt plan to open fair price shops fails to take off (rep 06/04/2020)

Shortage of cooking gas continues despite NOC adopting measures to ease supply (rep 05/04/2020)

Working families need more support as novel coronavirus contagion takes hold: UNICEF, ILO, UN Women (ht 02/04/2020), Support working families to reduce impact of COVID-19: UN agencies to govt (rep 02/04/2020), Govt devising standards for distribution of relief to needy people (rep 02/04/2020), Kathmandu city has no exact details of its poor citizens to distribute food relief: The lockdown has greatly affected the families living in squatter shanties, but the city spokesperson claims not all of them need help, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/04/2020)

Food supply resumes in Humla: 56 quintals of rice have been imported in the district on Wednesday, according to Nepal Food Corporation district depot, by Chhapal Lama (kp 02/04/2020)

Chicken supply resumes, egg consumption increases (ht 01/04/2020)

Kalimati Market To Open Twice A Day To Reduce Crowd, by Laxman Kafle (rn 30/03/2020)

Govt’s home delivery service off to a bumpy start (ht 29/03/2020)

Food Producers Seek Govt Support To Keep Supply Chain Intact (rn 29/03/2020)

Vegetables become scarce and costly as transporters stay away due to virus fears: Prices have increased by up to 200 percent, according to the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Board, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/03/2020)

Online stores flooded with orders, but cannot fulfil them for lack of delivery system: The government’s unclear policy has forced them to shut down when people need them the most, e-retailers said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/03/2020)

Plan afoot to supply daily goods at Kathmanduites’ doorstep (ht 27/03/2020), Customs across the country lie deserted: Hardly 500 trucks and containers entering Nepal in a day (ht 27/03/2020)

Gas bottlers asked to sell half-filled cooking gas cylinders (rep 27/03/2020)

Department stores start home delivery of groceries, by Sujita Pradhan (rep 27/03/2020)

Essentials may run out, the government needs to ensure supply: In the long run, Nepal must prioritise growing more food domestically (kp 26/03/2020), Govt having tough time managing essential supplies (rep 26/03/2020), India lockdown hits supply of daily essentials in Nepal: Foreign Ministry requested to resolve issue (kh 26/03/2020), NHRC urges govt to ensure smooth supply of daily essentials (kh 26/03/2020)

Panic buying forces Bajhang Salt Trading depot to stop the sale of salt: People coming from faraway villages returned home empty-handed, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 25/03/2020)

LPG sellers asked to keep records of customers to discourage multiple purchases (rep 22/03/2020)

Dailekh sees shortage of cooking gas, by Govinda KC (rep 22/03/2020)

Electronic system to keep tabs on fertilizer stocks at depots (rep 19/03/2020)

Black marketing of petroleum products rampant (rep 19/03/2020)

Valley gasoline stations go dry as shortage fears spark panic buying: People are worried that they may not be able to buy fuel due to the virus outbreak, officials said, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 18/03/2020)

Government to open fair price shops to allay fears of shortages and price hikes: The stores will stock groceries and non-food items like cooking gas and induction cookers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/03/2020)

Artificial shortage of LPG hits consumers (ht 17/03/2020)

Gas pumps remain shut anticipating fuel price revision (ht 16/03/2020), Market sees shortage of petroleum products, by Sujita Pradhan (rep 16/03/2020)

Nepal Oil Corporation boosts gas imports to meet demand surge: The state-owned company is importing 11,000 tonnes of cooking gas on top of the regular shipment for this month, officials said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/03/2020), Cooking gas not in short supply, says NOC (rep 15/03/2020)

Do not panic, supply of essential goods intact’ (kp 11/03/2020)

Stocks of essentials at govt-owned enterprises can last up to 6 months (rep 08/03/2020)

India announces lifting ban on onion exports: Supply has normalised with the market receiving around 70 tonnes of the vegetable daily, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/03/2020)

Govt limits export of foodstuff (rep 06/03/2020)

Subsidised rice in food depot costlier than market price: More than 300 quintals of rice transported to the depot last year are yet to be sold, by Hariram Uprety (kp 06/03/2020)

Hand sanitisers in short supply due to buying rush sparked by outbreak fears: The disinfectant is seen as providing protection against the spread of the disease, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/03/2020)

What onions and garlic tell us about our food system: Numerous examples seen in the recent past serve as an alarming reminder of just how food insecure we are, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 21/02/2020)

Karnali reeling under food shortage: Six districts out of 10 in the province are not able to meet the demand for food (ht 16/02/2020)

Barekot facing food crisis (ht 05/02/2020)

Transporters halt ATF supply: Seek revision in NOC’s ‘shrinkage loss’ provision (ht 28/01/2020), Transporters resume ATF supply (ht 30/01/2020)

Saipal residents face shortage of essentials as snowfall blocks roads: Rasyalek area, which connects several villages to Kanda, the administrative centre of Saipal, is blanketed with more than seven feet of snow, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 23/01/2020)

Achieving zero hunger in Nepal: Actions such as revitalising local food systems and transforming nutrition behaviour must be interconnected, by Bandana Shakya (kp 15/01/2020)

Locals demand probe after getting rotten rice in Humla, by Dhan Bahadur Budha (rep 13/01/2020)

Fuel supply through cross-border pipeline ‘temporarily’ halted (ht 06/01/2020)

How we failed on onion: Nepal has suitable climate and other resources required to produce onion. Nepal can even export onion. Why are we not able to do that?, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 05/01/2020)

Contractors selling subsidised rice in Rukum (East) due to lack of employees in depots: Locals say the problem has persisted for years due to the government-run Food Management and Trade Company’s apathy, by Hari Gautam (kp 03/01/2020)

Government to buy 5,000 quintals more paddy in Nepalgunj, by Arjun Oli (rep 31/12/2019)

Back to the roots: Output-based incentives in farming could make Nepal a food sufficient country, by Uttam Khanal (kp 30/12/2019)

Construction materials become cheaper, but there are few buyers, say dealers: The production of cement and iron rods has surpassed demand leading to excess supply, byKrishana Prasain (kp 25/12/2019)

House panel rejects cement standards proposed by the Bureau of Standards: Large construction projects have been using Indian cement as the local product is not graded, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/12/2019)

Nepal turns to China for onions after Indian ban: Chinese onions cost Rs195 per kg while smuggled Indian onions cost Rs225 per kg, according to traders, by Krishana Prasain and Balaram Ghimire (kp 20/12/2019)

New code of conduct being created for market inspectors: The Commerce Department has also formed a task force to revise the list of essential commodities, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/12/2019)

Makwanpur’s Chepangs, still sustaining on root fruits, await a harsh winter: A majority of the Chepangs still subsist on root vegetables that they collect from the forests, by Pratap Bista (kp 12/12/2019)

After India ban, Chinese onions take local market, by Sujita Pradhan (11/12/2019), Daily onion import through Tatopani crosses 100 tons, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 12/12/2019)

Why Rs 155 million ‘Mission Onion’ failed, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 10/12/2019)

Karnali does not have a food shortage—it has a rice shortage, locals say: Decades of rice supplies by the government and the World Food Programme have led locals to adopt rice as a staple food, even though it was never an indigenous grain, by Tularam Pandey (kp 27/11/2019)

Bajhang and Baitadi reel under acute food insecurity: Experts say droughts, poor transportation facilities and lack of irrigation facility and access to market are behind the continuing food insecurity, by Tripti Shahi (kp 24/11/2019)

‘No need for LPG consumers to panic’ (ht 20/11/2019)

With Indian ban, onions becoming steadily unaffordable, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 20/11/2019)

Self-reliance in cement yet to benefit Nepalis (ht 08/11/2019)

Food management, not famine, challenge for Nepal: Minister (rep 17/10/2019), Achieving zero hunger: Nepal requires strategies in place to fix the potholes, and support enhancing production-based food systems, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 18/10/2019)

Amlekhgunj depot starts supplying diesel to Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, by Upendra Yadav (rep 17/10/2019)

Essential commodities, services staff barred from going on strike (ht 16/10/2019)

Government boosts dairy supply for Dashain: High-level inspections which will continue during Dashain to prevent unnecessary price hikes on dairy products, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/10/2019)

People reeling under food crisis in Bajura (ht 05/10/2019)

Nepal Food Corporation depots empty on the eve of Dashain: The residents of Mugu are compelled to buy rice in the local markets at a high price, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 01/10/2019)

Two villages in Manang face shortage of salt: Lack of motorable road and arduous trail to the district headquarters make it difficult for Narphabhumi residents to fetch salt all year round, by Aash Gurung (kp 22/09/2019)

Road blockage creates shortage of daily essential in Manang: Even though the mounds of mud across Besishar-Chame road have been cleared, vehicular movement is still at least a week away. The roadblock means scarcity of daily essentials in Manang, by Aash Gurung (kp 17/09/2019)

Government faces a goat problem ahead of Dashain: Import restrictions and insufficient domestic production mean prices are likely to soar (kp 15/08/2019)

No rice in Kawadi depot for months (ht 12/09/2019)

Food corporation to supply 3,000 goats to Kathmandu to meet the Dashain meat demand: Around 1,500 mountain goats from Mustang and as many goats from other districts will be brought, officials say, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/09/2019)

No family in Chitwan settlement has enough grains to last all year round: Out of 574 households, only 260 can produce food grains which last only for three months, by Rajesh Kumar Paudel (kp 23/08/2019)

Sugar shortage looms while government delays decision: The ministry has proposed to import sugar to forestall any possible scarcity during Dashain and Tihar, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 22/08/2019) [But this is good for the people's health!]

NOC fails to implement dual-pricing system in liquefied petroleum gas (ht 19/08/2019)

Shortage of daily  essentials hits lives in rural municipalities (ht 03/08/2019)

Quantitative restriction on sugar import  lifted (ht 19/07/2019)

Fresh vegetables are becoming scarcer in Kathmandu Valley: Deliveries of farm products shrink as floods wipe out crops, causing prices to jump, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/07/2019)

Poorly equipped laboratories delay supply of imported vegetables and fruits:Vegetable and fruit importers need to get their products chemically tested before getting customs clearance, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/07/2019)

Nepal Oil Corporation to constructfuel storage plant in Surkhet: It will be first facility of its kind in the Karnali region and will hold 90 days worth of fuel, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/06/2019)

Rural farmers travel to Kathmandu for fertilisers, only to return empty-handed: Failure to import sufficient fertilisers has meant Nepal is reeling from critical shortage, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/06/2019)

Petroleum supply in eastern Nepal affected by software glitch in India’s online entry system, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/06/2019)

Chepang community reeling under acute food crisis (ht 27/05/2019)

55,000 tonnes of chemical fertiliser imported for paddy season, by Shankar Acharya (kp 23/05/2019)

Supplier accused of stealing 1000 quintals of subsidized rice, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 09/05/2019)

Disease, hunger and chronic poverty kill people in Humla: Doctors on the ground say living conditions are terrible in the district, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/05/2019), Transportation of subsidised rice halted in Humla, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 07/05/2019)

Subsidised rice sold out, consumers in lurch (ht 03/05/2019)

Storage tanks, pipelines estimated to cost Rs 41b, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/04/2019)

NOC’s plan to start LPG business to end private sector’s control (ht 26/04/2019)

Commission paid to gas bottlers hiked to Rs 259.88 per cylinder, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/04/2019)

Govt assures LPG bottlers to address their concerns within a week (ht 06/04/2019)

Chemical fertiliser factory not feasible, say stakeholders, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 05/04/2019)

Increasing incidents of LPG cylinder explosions raise questions over quality (ht 27/03/2019)

Gas bottlers call off protest after oil corporation’s promise to resolve dispute: High time lasting solution sought for import and sale of cooking gas, experts say, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/03/2019)

Government allocates extra Rs3 billion for fertiliser imports, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/03/2019)

Gas bottlers threaten to disrupt supply over commission dispute: To launch a protest if the government does not fulfil their demands within 10 days, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/02/2019), LPG outlets witness serpentine queues (ht 27/02/2019), Consumers stock up on gas as commission row persists, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/03/2019), LPG bottlers’ threat fuels panic buying: To carry out their threat to halt supply, they’ve stopped collecting papers to import cooking gas, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 02/03/2019), Gas bottlers boycott delivery orders to press their case, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/03/2019)

Report warns food insecurity is still looming over country: The National Planning Commission says the average household spending on food still stands at  54 percent of their total income, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/02/2019) [see NPC report]

Dolpa locals happy at adequate stocks of rice: Free competition among local businesspersons have brought down the price, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 24/01/2019)

Salt Trading to buy 20k tonnes of sugar for buffer stock, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 22/01/2019)

NOC’s plan to expand fuel storage facility in limbo (ht 29/12/2018)

Show results Minister Yadav tells NFC staff (kp 04/12/2018)

Anti-theft locks fail to stop fuel theft: Last March, in an effort to control fuel theft and leakage, the NOC had installed security locking systems in all tankers (kp 03/12/2018)

Sarkegadh folk forced to walk 10 days to buy rice, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 21/11/2018)

Fertilizer scarcity in Kailali: Farmers unable to sow seeds, by Pushparaj Joshi (rep 06/11/2018)

Villagers in remote Humla faceshortage of rice this Tihar, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 27/10/2018)

Himali Rural Municipality reeling under food shortage (ht 26/10/2018)

NOC vows stable fuel supply during holidays (kp 16/10/2018)

Village in eastern Rukum without a grain of rice, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 13/10/2018)

75k animals to be brought for Dashain slaughter (kp 10/10/2018)

Rice demand surges in Farwest districts, by Mohans Budhair (kp 25/09/2018)

No mercy for supply disrupters (rep 23/09/2018)

NOC to end pvt sector’s monopoly (ht 22/09/2018), NOC mulling alternative to fickle private tankers (kp 25/09/2018)

Motorists line up for fuel amid disruption, by Rajesh Khanal and Anup Ojha (kp 21/09/2018), Strike of transport workers disrupts petroleum supply (rep 21/09/2018), Ration system implemented (ht 22/09/2018), Fuel supply to ease from today, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 22/09/2018)

NFC to bring 2000 goats, mountain goats for Dashain, by Deepanjali Khadka (rep 15/09/2018), City to receive 2,000 goats for Dashain (kp 18/09/2018)

STC mulls buying domestic sugar (kp 13/09/2018), Curb on sugar import to hurt consumers, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 18/09/2018), Decision to impose quotas on sugar imports slammed: Bowing to pressure from private sugar mills, the government raised the importduty on sugar to 30 percent from 15 percent in the last fiscal year  (kp 22/09/2018), That would be sweet: Government policy should uphold consumer satisfaction and not help the formation of cartels, by Udayan Regmi (kp 26/09/2018)

Barekot suffers food shortage, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 09/09/2018)

Delayed consignment of fertilisers finally arrive at Dry Port, by Shankar Acharya (kp 29/08/2018)

Households under risk of food insecurity to get identity cards, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 24/08/2018)

Nepal Gas launches non-explosive cylinders (kp 21/08/2018)

Vulnerable sections to get free, subsidised food (ht 21/08/2018)

NOC revives plan to use colour-coded cylinders: The state-owned oil monopoly says it makes a loss of Rs280.64 on every cylinder of gas sold. It has projected a loss of Rs250 million for next month (kp 20/08/2018)

Thousands of tons of sugar piling up at mills’ warehouses as cheaper imports flood market, by Kamal Bhatta (rep 16/08/2018)

Karnali grapples with food scarcity (kp 14/08/2018)

Forever hungry: Producing and distributing nutritious food should be a political priority (kp 14/08/2018)

Children are starving in Bajhang: Thousands of children at risk from malnutrition in the remote far-western district, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 13/08/2018)

Province 3 facing 400,000 tons in food deficit (rep 09/08/2018)

Dolpa locals refuse to buy subsidized rice due to high price, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 31/07/2018)

Farmers face fertiliser shortage once again, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 26/07/2018), Nepal to import fertiliser under govt-to-govt deal (kp 27/07/2018)

Gamgadhi villagers find bugs in rice bags, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 24/06/2018)

Fuel import bill balloons to all-time high of Rs131.93b (kp 12/06/2018)

Controversial NOC chief Khadka quits (kp 08/06/2018), NOC chief steps down (ht 08/06/2018)

Food agency bias denies Saipal villagers rice: Residents accuse Nepal Food Corporation staff of selling food to grain retailers and distributing rotten rice to beneficiaries, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 05/06/2018)

Government begins process to form National Supply Company (ht 01/06/2018)

Nepal faces deficit of 71,400 tonnes of food (kp 29/05/2018), Food for thought: It is alarming that Nepal has slid back to a food deficit country despite record harvest (kp 30/05/2018)

Food crisis hits Chepangs hard (ht 28/05/2018)

NFC accused of creating rice crisis in Kalikot, by Pabitra Kumar Shahi (rep 28/05/2018)

No fear of fertiliser shortage, AIC says (kp 24/05/2018)

Barekot reels under food shortage, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 22/05/2018)

69 cases related to food quality lodged at DAOs (ht 21/05/2018)

Villagers laud new food depot in Bajhang, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/05/2018)

Curbing fuel theft: NOC to implement locking system, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 26/04/2018)

‘Hike in duty on sugar may boost smuggling’ (kp 25/04/2018)

NOC tells fuel transporters not to join protests (ht 20/04/2018)

Sugar import surges by over 80 percent, by Shankar Acharya (kp 19/04/2018), Imported sugar stranded at customs office: Consumers affected, smugglers encouraged (ht 20/04/2018)

Locking system to be fitted on more tankers: Nepal imports all its petroleum needs from India. Currently, 125 tankers bring in fuel through Nepalgunj and 250 tankers operate on the Bhairahawa route (kp 18/04/2018), Cases of oil theft on rise in eastern Nepal, by Binod Bhandari (kp 18/04/2018)

Acute food crisis triggers migration (ht 14/04/2018)

Bottlers drag their feet on updating safety measures (kp 13/04/2018)

US govt hands over food storage building to NFC, by Shankar Acharya (kp 12/04/2018)

Saipal villagers without access to iodised salt, rice (kp 06/04/2018)

Diesel theft continues unabated: Per litre of diesel costs Rs28 more in India than  in Nepal, while petrol is expensive by Rs22 per litre, by Binod Bhandari (kp 02/04/2018)

Jajarkot locals reeling under food crisis (ht 28/03/2018)

Security locking systems installed on oil tankers (kp 15/03/2018), Transporters obstruct fuel supply demanding wage hike (ht 16/03/2018)

Gas bottlers warned to obtain NS certification (kp 02/03/2018)

Over 50pc fuel tankers yet to instal security locks (ht 20/02/2018)

Food crisis looms over Bajura villages, by Arjun Shah (kp 19/02/2018)

Food crisis grips remote village of Barekot, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 17/02/2018)

NFC misses procurement target due to low prices, by Shankar Acharya (kp 15/02/2018)

All gas bottling plants apply for NS mark (kp 15/02/2018)

Composite LPG cylinders fail to find market as cost is high (ht 01/01/2018)

People in remote Humla face hardships to buy salt, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 28/01/2018)

Expired goods sold to hilly markets (rep 20/01/2018)

Depot construction delays fuel shortage concerns: Construction plans have been thrown into limbo due to controversial land purchase deals made by former managing director of NOC Gopal Bahadur Khadka (kp 11/01/2018)

Govt’s plan to substitute Indian LPG bullets fails to materialise (ht 10/01/2018)

Chepang village reeling under food shortage: People surviving on a diet of stinging nettle, wild roots and tubers (kp 08/01/2018)

Rice supply delay hits remote Gorkha villages, by Sudip Kaini (kp 02/01/2018)

Shortage of essential medicines looms over Province 1 districts (kp 29/12/2017)

Food-hit areas in Humla get subsidised rice, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 28/12/2017)

Relief materials rot in storehouse while quake victims battle with cold and hunger, by Bhagawati Lama (rep 28/12/2017)

Half of petrol pumps do not meet safety norms: NBSM (kp 22/12/2017)

Fertiliser shortage hits farmers in Western Tarai, by Kamal Panthi (kp 21/12/2017)

Transformation of supply mechanism crucial, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 12/12/2017)

Nepal starts getting more fertiliser, by Shanker Acharya (kp 10/12/2017)

Fertiliser shortage hits Saptari farmers (ht 09/12/2017)

Fuel import bill jumps 40pc due to election (kp 06/12/2017)

Stranded fertiliser being transported to Nepal (kp 05/12/2017)

LPG demand lean this winter following smooth power supply (ht 01/12/2017)

MoS seeks MoF’s nod to allow National Trading to start fuel trade (ht 27/11/2017)

Tall order for NOC to sustain ATF demand: With limited stock facility, even a single-day supply disruption likely to affect the market, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 22/11/2017)

Nepal urges India to send fertiliser to avert shortage (kp 04/11/2017)

Food Security Info System comes online (kp 04/11/2017)

Food crunch hits Bajura, Humla (ht 30/10/2017)

Fertilisers stuck at port as planting season nears, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/10/2017)

Farmers likely to face fertiliser shortage in winter, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/10/2017)

Negligence of staffers affects rice distribution (ht 14/10/2017)

Food shortage hits hill districts in far-west (ht 13/10/2017)

NFC's Jumla food depot empty, by DB Buda (rep 10/10/2017)

Far-west reeling under shortage of fuel (ht 06/10/2017)

MoS to implement dual pricing in LPG in near future (ht 03/10/2017)

Cement shortage hits hydel projects (ht 24/09/2017)

Fertiliser stocks hit rock bottom, by Shankar Acharya (kp 23/09/2017)

LPG importers warn of protest from next week (kp 09/09/2017), Unresolved ‘non-explosive licence’ issue may hit LPG supply: Gas bottlers threaten strike from September 17 if the matter is not settled within a week, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 09/09/2017)

IBN to call for bids to build urea plant: The feasibility report has pointed out the possibility of using three types of energy sources to produce urea fertiliser: natural gas, electrolysis and coal (kp 06/09/2017)

STC imports 25k tonnes of sugar for festivals (kp 06/09/2017)

Feast and famine: Nepal’s growing dependency on farm imports should be assessed with food security, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 05/09/2017)

High and dry: Keeping food safe and available during natural disasters is as important as rescue efforts, by Peetambar Dahal, Durga D. Poudel and Krishna Belbase (kp 03/09/2017)

Plan to substitute Indian LPG bullets with Nepali ones stalled (ht 30/08/2017)

Over 100 tonnes of food rushed to disaster areas (kp 17/08/2017)

Vegetable supplies to Ktm down by 100 tons: Supply crunch causes price hike, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 15/08/2017)

Govt says no food shortage in disaster-hit areas (kp 14/08/2017) [?????]

Distribution of imported composite fiber gas cylinder faces problem, by Ritesh Tripath1 (rep 14/08/2017)

Agro import bill close to hitting Rs200b mark: The country’s dependency on imported food has been ballooning out of control, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/08/2017)

Petrol pumps go on strike (kp 10/08/2017), Dealers to halt petrol collection from today, by Sujan Dhun gana (ht 10/08/2017), Gas stations launch protest programme (kp 11/08/2017), NOC-petroleum dealers deal: Petro dealers end protest (kp 12/08/2017)

Environmental assessment being done for oil pipeline (kp 27/07/2017), Imports for petro pipeline project get customs waiver facility, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 27/07/2017)

Vegetable market unshaken by obstructions along Narayanghat-Mugling road, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 24/07/2017)

Fuel dealers’ syndicate affects supply, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 20/07/2017), Oil shortage ends after NOC pacifies dealers (kp 22/07/2017)

Food grains meant for quake-hit areas rot in warehouses (kp 19/07/2017)

Gas stations refuse to purchase petrol, diesel (kp 19/07/2017)

Country faces deficit of 100k litres of milk daily (kp 18/07/2017)

Panel submits report on fuel loss during transport, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 14/07/2017)

Fertiliser supply likely to reach all-time high (kp 12/07/2017)

NOC to build oil depots RETAIL PRICE in Nuwakot or Dhading (kp 10/07/2017)

NOC considers construction of LPG storage facilities as per Japanese technology (ht 08/07/2017)

Oil dealers call off planned protest (kp 04/07/2017), Dealers inflate fuel loss, claims NBSM: Petro dealers say they will continue their protest and will stop collecting fuel from NOC’s depot if the government report is not convincing, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 04/07/2017)

Threat of petrol shortage looms large, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 02/07/2017)

Petro dealers likely to postpone protest (ht 01/07/2017)

Government decides to review rice supply policy, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 29/06/2017)

No supply: Gas stations in Kathmandu run out of fuel (kp 28/06/2017), Rush on gas stations eases as supply improves (kp 29/06/2017)

Perennial shortages: Boosting local food production - cereals, vegetables, fruit and meat - and linking Humla and other food deficit areas by road should receive high priority (ht 28/06/2017)

Humla local reps in capital to revive rice supply, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 27/06/2017)

Six districts in Nepal ‘highly food insecure’ (kp 25/06/2017), Report shows 48 VDCs in mountains and high hills highly food insecure, by Deepraj Sanyal (rep 25/06/2017)

Petro dealers threaten to halt distribution (ht 25/06/2017)

Gas bullets grounded for lack of licences (kp 23/06/2017), Operation of Nepali LPG bullets in limbo (ht 23/06/2017)

Govt to revise Supply Policy ’12 (kp 23/06/2017)

Farmers hoarding fertiliser may cause shortages: AIC (kp 22/06/2017)

Artificial fuel crunch hits Udayapur locals hard (ht 16/06/2017)

Security lock installed only on 300 fuel tankers (ht 14/06/2017)

STC imports sugar to boost reserves (kp 07/06/2017)

Food for Work distributes rice in Bajhang, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 06/06/2017)

Fertiliser crunch hits farmers (ht 02/06/2017)

48 VDCs identified as highly food insecure (ht 29/05/2017)

NFC buys 106 tonnes of beans, buckwheat (kp 27/05/2017)

Voters of remote Bajura village demand rice before election, by Arjun Shah (kp 26/05/2017)

NOC making huge profit by overcharging consumers, by Rudra Pandeni and Ashim Neupane (rep 23/05/2017)

Oil tankers to be fitted with high-tech locks (kp 16/05/2017)

Fertiliser imports from India to s begin early : AIC (kp 15/05/2017)

Dealers flay NOC plan to operate fuel stations jointly with IOC (ht 15/05/2017)

Cement industries reduce production citing shortage of raw materials (ht 13/05/2017)

NOC to expand fuel stocks for local polls (kp 06/05/2017), NOC increases storage capacities of diesel, petrol (kp 10/05/2017)

Motorists crowd pumps over fuel shortage fears: The state-owned oil monopoly says there is no fuel shortage (kp 19/04/2017), Valley gripped by artificial fuel shortage (ht 21/04/2017)

NOC okays proposal of five local firms to set up model fuel pumps (ht 19/04/2017)

Nepal Oil Corp starts distributing Euro IV standard petrol, diesel (ht 07/04/2017)

Rs72b urea plant to be  et up in Nawalparasi: Nepal imports 400,000-500,000 tonnes of urea annually, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/04/2017)

NOC installing security lock in tankers to control petroleum theft, by Dilip Poudel (rep 06/04/2017)

NOC increases scrutiny of fuel stations in East, by Binod Bhandari (kp 05/04/2017)

Lives at risk: Death and injuries resulting from the use of substandard gas cylinders must be stopped (kp 04/04/2017)

First urea consignment reaches Birgunj by rail, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/04/2017)

Food crisis looms as drought cuts harvests (ht 02/04/2017)

NFC to sell rice earmarked for earthquake survivors (kp 25/03/2017)

NFC starts producing rice to stabilise prices (kp 24/03/2017)

India to provide 30,000 tonnes of urea to Nepal: Farmers require 61,000 tonnes of the vital farm input to plant their spring crops during the mid-March to mid-June season (kp 18/03/2017)

NOC can import LPG from other countries: India has remained sole supplier of petro prodcuts to Nepal so far (rep 14/03/2017)

‘Include provision of compensation in the new Supply Agreement with IOC’ (ht 14/03/2017)

‘Fuel shortage’ fear grips Valley (ht 10/03/2017), ‘Panic buying’ prompts gas stations to ration fuel (kp 11/03/2017)

Food storage facilities planned in 4 districts (kp 08/03/2017)

Rudhigaun reeling under food crisis, by Prakash Singh (ht 04/03/2017)

Salt depot to be set up at Rugin VDC (ht 03/03/2017)

Urea shortage likely to hit wheat output: Agriculture inputs Company, the state agency responsible for supplying fertilisers to farmers, has said it is likely to receive fresh urea consignment only after a month, by Kamal Panthi (kp 01/03/2017)

NFC, STCL set up depot to cater to people living in rural areas, by Arjun Shah (kp 28/02/2017)

Basmati rice for Humla: With better transport link between the hills and the plains food shortage in Humla could be eliminated and food be made available at a fraction of the current cost, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 22/02/2017)

Long queues appear at gasoline stations (kp 20/02/2017), Shortage eases after fuel supply doubled (kp 21/02/2017), Oil tankers deliberately disrupt supply (ht 22/02/2017), House panel tells govt to resolve oil shortage (kp 23/02/2017), Agitating petroleum tanker operators should be jailed: Supplies secretary (rep 23/02/2017), Fuel tanker operators halt protests (ht 24/02/2017)

NFC depot in Salleri unable to sell 242 qunitals of rice (kp 13/02/2017)

Chepangs facing food crisis, by Keshav Adhikari (ht 12/02/2012)

Rukum health posts reeling under medicines shortage (kp 05/02/2017)

Karnali locals not happy with 20 kg rice, by DB Buda (rep 04/02/2017)

Drug shortage in Solukhumbu: Even the District Public Health Office is reeling under medicine shortage (ht 03/02/2017)

NBSM set to operate high-tech calibration unit (ht 03/02/2017)

2 dozen VDCs in Jajarkot facing food shortage: NFC has not supplied rice to the food-hit region because its zonal office in Nepalgunj could not agree on transportation fare (kp 02/02/2017) [!!]

Bottlers refuse to import LPG (kp 30/01/2017)

Nepali LPG bullets to start supplying gas within a week (ht 28/01/2017)

Supplies ministry seeks Rs 62bn to boost fuel storage capacity (ht 25/01/2017)

What’s cooking? No LPG crisis this winter! An end to load-shedding leads to fall in demand for gas (ht 24/01/2017)

Food security situation likely to deteriorate (ht 22/01/2017)

Nepal Oil Corporation brings new fuel distribution bylaw (ht 20/01/2017)

Drought-stricken villagers receive rice grains (rep 19/01/2017)

Western districts face shortage of cooking gas, by Amrita Anmol (kp 15/01/2017)

NOC allots Rs117b for new fuel storage plants (kp 12/01/2017)

Bajura locals demand rice, salt depots (ht 07/01/2017)

LPG bottlers lack incentive to step on the gas to get NBSM accreditation: Of 53 companies operating across the country, only one has acquired Nepal Standard certification in over a month, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 31/12/2016)

2,600 gas dealers in Valley certified in one year (ht 30/12/2016)

Food depots in rural Jumla without rice since a decade: Locals; People forced to buy rice at higher price, by DB Buda (rep 28/12/2016)

Fight against hunger: Govt and development partners should ensure enough food reaches deficient areas (kp 22/12/2016), Chronic neglect: Programmes such as food for work need to be launched to provide immediate relief to the locals (ht 23/12/2016)

31 VDCs classified as highly food insecure: An estimated 34,000 residents in these VDCs require humanitarian assistance due to lasting impacts  of the April-May 2015 earthquakes (kp 21/12/2016)

LPG bottlers ask for removal of tanker import hurdles (kp 20/12/2016), Nepali LPG bullets stuck in Birgunj for three weeks (ht 20/12/2016), Nepali gas bullets stuck in Birgunj customs to be released, by Dilip Paudel (rep 29/12/2016)

NOC to import Euro IV petrol, diesel from April next year (kp 19/12/2016)

20 kg rice to families for birth or death functions in Karnali region (ht 15/12/2016)

Bajura villages reel under salt shortage (kp 14/12/2016)

Chepangs seek resettlement from famine-hit Brushbang (ht 12/12/2016)

Food shortage looms large over Jajarkot villages, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 08/12/2016)

NFC chief Shrestha recalled (kp 07/12/2016)

Subsidised rice demand lowers with road link: 17,000 quintals of surplus rice in Mugu, Kalikot, Jumla, by Janak Nepal (kp 06/12/2016)

NFC to buy beans, grains from farmers in Karnali (kp 06/12/2016)

Diesel smuggling reports: Ministry intensifies checks of tankers, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/12/2016), Govt to depute inspection teams at small customs (kp 08/12/2016)

NOC urges consumers not to go after fuel shortage rumours: The petroleum monopoly’s call comes at a time when the Valley is witnessing panic buying of  petrol and diesel (kp 03/12/2016)

7,000 quintal rice lies undistributed in NFC warehouse (rep 03/12/2016)

Gas bottlers to boost storage capacity (ht 01/12/2016)

Transporters start installing security locking system in fuel tankers: The system is expected to control possible leakage of petro products, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 25/11/2016)

Demand for iron and steel skyrockets (ht 24/11/2016)

Salt shortage rumours set off panic buying, by Birendra KC (kp 23/11/2016), Kaski reeling under salt crunch (ht 23/11/2016)

Govt to build fuel storage plants in all 75 districts (kp 14/11/2016)

STC dismisses salt shortage rumours: The state-run salt supplier says it has stock for over six months (kp 13/11/2016)

Prolonged drought causes food crisis in three districts (ht 12/11/2016)

Security forces okayed to operate tank trucks, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/11/2016)

Euro IV standard petrol, diesel from April 17 (ht 11/11/2016)

Fewer bullets carrying LPG to Nepal, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 08/11/2016), Indian suppliers deny reducing number of bullets supplying LPG: Sources claim NLPGIA president's earlier statement may have been intended to create havoc and to create an artificial shortage, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 09/11/2016)

Severe drought triggers food crisis in Mugu, by Prakash Singh (ht 08/11/2016)

Govt to allow NTL to start petro trade with China (ht 07/11/2016)

NOC to supply Euro IV standard petro products from mid-2017 (ht 05/11/2016)

Low crop production behind perennial food shortage in Baitadi: Baitadi needs to produce extra 22,500 metric tonnes of food grains annually to address the shortage, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 04/11/2016)

NOC to end import quota imposed on LPG (ht 27/10/2016)

Climate change threatens food safety, experts warn (kp 25/10/2016), Food security: Govt must adopt policies to ensure Nepal meets its food requirements (kp 26/10/2016)

‘Self-reliance in rice production soon’ (ht 25/10/2016)

Call to tap into natural resources in Mustang, by Binod Tripathi (kp 23/10/2016)

Darchula reeling under food deficit, by Manoj Badu (kp 23/10/2016)

Feeding the millions: Problem of food insecurity in Nepal can be minimised by adopting various scientific and indigenous techniques, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 20/10/2016)

MoS plans to build petroleum storage facilities in all provinces under PPP model (ht 20/10/2016)

Govt to introduce non-explosive Composite LPG cylinders, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 19/10/2016)

GHI rates Nepal’s hunger as ‘serious’ (kp 15/10/2016) [see report findings for Nepal], Decline in hunger: There is no reason for Nepal to miss the target if all-out efforts are made in agriculture and also in their distribution (ht 17/10/2016)

Food imports balloon as local output stalls, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 15/10/2016)

Country may face shortage of construction materials: Crisis could trigger spike in prices once rebuilding activities start gathering pace, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 14/10/2016)

2 more oil depots to be built to boost reserves: The government is currently making preparations to allow the Nepal Army to build a petroleum storage facility at Panchkhal in Kavrepalanchok district, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/10/2016)

Govt issues licences for 15 modern petrol pumps (kp 08/10/2016)

The goat rush: No sign of Nepal becoming self-sufficient in goat meat anytime soon, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 07/10/2016), Goats for Dashain: Let’s hope Nepalis will get to celebrate Dashain in the future with domestically produced goat meat, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 09/10/2016)

Food crunch hits Jajarkot locals (ht 06/10/2016), Jajarkot NFC depot runs out of rice, by Janak KC (rep 06/10/2016), Freed Haliyas reeling under food crisis, by Prakash Singh (ht 06/10/2016) [Nepal's inactive political overlords wish all affected people a very happy Dashain!!]

STC imports 1.2k tonnes of sugar, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/10/2016)

Obstructed roads hit food supply hard (ht 30/09/2016)

Govt mulls setting up automatic fuel pumps, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 29/09/2016)

NFC starts airlifting food to drought-hit Humla, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 28/09/2016)

North Gorkha sans subsidised grains (kp 28/09/2016)

Forever Famished: Every year, Humla’s chronic food shortfall makes the headlines. Could new projects linking the district to China break the cycle?, by Rajneesh Bhandari (kp 24/09/2016)

Bajura villagers stare at food shortage ahead of Dashain: Last year’s drought has left hundreds of hectares of farmland barren in villages like Kolti, Sappata, Jukot, Wai, Badhu Rugin and Gotri, by Arjun Shah (kp 22/09/2016), Bajura VDCs hit hard by food crunch (ht 23/09/2016)

Fuel deliveries increased after rush on the pumps (kp 21/09/2016)

Locals face food crisis as rice rots at NFC godown, by Jagat Khadka (rep 17/09/2016)

Gas bottlers unwilling to import LPG from Odisha (kp 14/09/2016)

NFC unable to transport rice to drought-hit Humla, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 09/09/2016)

Four new LPG bottlers registered so far this FY (kp 05/09/2016)

Food insecurity looms in 212 VDCs: MoAD (ht 31/08/2016)

Monitoring team seizes underweight gas cylinders (kp 27/08/2016)

NFC accused of jacking up price of aid rice in Bajhang (kp 25/08/2016)

NOC demands land for storage plants, pipeline (kp 25/08/2016)

POL Products: Distribution Mechanism In A Clutter, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 25/08/2016)

Four Karnali districts facing acute food shortage (ht 22/08/2016)

NOC fails to expand storage facility despite repeated shortages (ht 21/08/2016), End disruptions: The storage capacity for fuel should be built so as to last for at least three months’ supply of petroleum products (ht 22/08/2016), NOC: Shortage caused by ‘short-term supply upset’ (kp 23/08/2016), Fuel woes: Recurring gasoline shortages in the Capital call for a durable solution (kp 24/08/2016)

Govt ‘selling’ rice meant for quake victims, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 20/08/2016)

NOC awards contract to expand Thankot (kp 16/08/2016)

Govt will reconsider scrapping of fuel import permits: PM, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/08/2016)

House panel tells Supply Ministry to allow gas bottlers to obtain bullets, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/08/2016), House panel directs government not to halt process of purchasing LPG bullets (ht 03/08/2016)

2,000 families could face food shortage in Sindhupalchok (kp 03/08/2016)

Grant rice stuckat NFC warehouses (kp 27/07/2016)

Cooking gas imports drop by almost half, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/07/2016)

Govt scraps fuel permits issued to private firms (kp 22/07/2016),  ‘Example of policy inconsistency’ (kp 25/07/2016)

Nepal slides back into food deficit, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/07/2016)

Food for thought: Ration card for the poor is a good idea, but it is the implementation that counts (kp 06/07/2016)

Preps being made for ration card, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/07/2016)

Rule Of Anarchy, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 27/06/2016)

NOC plans to import additional 10,000 tonnes of LPG in July (ht 27/06/2016)

Circulation of poor-quality LPG cylinders puts consumers at risk, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/06/2016), Breaking point: Lax regulations and negligence have turned LPG cylinders into accidents waiting to happen, leaving consumers playing a dangerous game of Russian roulette, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/06/2016)

Ministry bans HP Gas from importing LPG, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 16/06/2016), LPG bottlers warn of halting supply, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/06/2016), Defying existing laws, bottlers announce halting LPG imports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/06/2016), Gas bottling plants’ decision to launch protest draws flak: Government calls the move to halt imports of LPG ‘insensitive’ (ht 21/06/2016), Protesting gas bottlers reject delivery orders (kp 22/06/2016), LPG bottlers call off protests (kp 23/06/2016)

Food security monitoring system handed to govt (kp 14/06/2016)

Remote Humla villages stare at food crisis: Govt has started transporting rice to the drought-hit districts, but the NFC has been unable to ferry rice to the affected areas (kp 14/06/2016)

Nepal Food Corporation to diversify business (kp 13/06/2016)

Govt sends rice to drought-hit areas: The government has declared ‘Karnali Special Programme’ and decided to distribute rice in the affected villages (kp 07/06/2016)

Jajarkot facing acute food shortage (ht 05/06/2016)

Pregnant women, new mothers and children bear the brunt of food crisis, by Prakash Singh (ht 04/06/2016

Food crisis hits Humla hard (ht 03/06/2016)

Four PEs to be merged to form new supply company (kp 01/06/2016)

Govt fails to enforce law to ensure urgent service: In violation of Essential Services Act, transport entrepreneurs go on a strike to protest hike in traffic rule violation fines, by Manish Gautam (kp 27/05/2016)

NFC seeks additional money to supply food to drought-hit districts (kp 26/05/2016)

Govt committee to study gas card system (kp 25/05/2016)

Consumer forum seeks strict rules for manufacture of gas cylinders (ht 25/05/2016)

Chepang community facing starvation (ht 23/05/2016)

14 districts in Mid West stare at ‘food shortage’, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 22/05/2016)

Food shortage looms in Mugu (kp 18/05/2016)

Beijing ‘sends’ freight train for Nepal: Departed from Lanzhou as first combined transport service to Kathmandu on Wednesday, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 13/05/2016), Goods brought by Chinese train reach Rasuwagadhi, by Krishna Thapa (kp 23/05/2016)

Fuel and food: Excessive reliance on import for basic commodities can have dire outcomes (kp 11/05/2016)

LPG shortage prolongs as supply from India continues to be erratic (ht 11/05/2016), IOC agrees to increase cooking gas supply (kp 12/05/2016), IOC reluctant to supply LP gas from Paradip refinery, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 16/05/2016)

Card system in the offing to manage LP gas distribution, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 11/05/2016)

NOC mulls allowing gas sellers to swap any brand of cylinders (kp 06/05/2016)

Country faces shortfall of ‘55,000 tonnes’ of cooking gas (kp 05/05/2016)

LP gas storage facilities to be set up across the country, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 05/05/2016)

NOC giving short measure of fuel, says probe team (kp 04/05/2016)

Consumers warned against hoarding petro products, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 04/05/2016)

Panel to study possible oil imports from China (kp 03/05/2016)

Supply of cooking gas fails to ease (ht 03/05/2016)

Black market fuels crisis of cooking gas: DoSM (kp 29/04/2016)

Shortage forces valley’s gas stations to innovate, by Zenith KC (kp 28/04/2016)

Desperate housewives and unending gas shortage woes, by Zenith KC (kp 27/04/2016)

Conspiracy of silence: It is the man in the street who wants to get the product – gas, petrol or diesel at the official rate who is bearing the brunt of the shortage (ht 26/04/2016)

Valley faces petrol shortage again: Inefficient monitoring has created fuel shortage and encouraged black-marketeers (ht 25/04/2016) [No Indian help needed?]

Only 1,700 gas depots certified (kp 22/04/2016)

LPG still hard to find despite rising imports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/04/2016), Govt to revive card system for LPG sales (kp 23/04/2016)

Gas company supplying cylinders to influential people (rep 13/04/2016)

Food shortage hits Mugu villages, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 12/04/2016)

Fuel pump owners accused of black-marketing (ht 12/04/2016)

LPG bottlers threaten government to halt supply (ht 11/04/2016)

Concession sought on import of gas bullets (ht 08/04/2016)

Gas bottlers accused of prolonging LPG crisis, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 07/04/2016), Govt, gas bottlers blame consumers for LP gas shortage (rep 07/04/2016)

Govt probes price hikes, shortage of edible oils (kp 06/04/2016)

NOC to hire 50 more gas tankers to boost imports (kp 05/04/2016), Public still desperate for LPG despite ample supply, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 05/04/2016)

Acute cooking gas shortage: ‘Over 500k’ new cylinders might have entered mkt, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/04/2016)

Govt runs out of gas while enforcing rules LPG shortage recurs, as government fails to scrap licences of more than 50 errant bottling plants, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/04/2016)

Call to allow consumers to swap any brand of cooking gas cylinder (kp 02/04/2016)

NOC to India: Supply extra 15k tonnes of LPG (kp 30/03/2016)

Embargo fears set off gasoline panic buying: Rumours about a possible embargo started flying from Sunday, leading nervous motorists to besiege gasoline stations almost immediately, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/03/2016)

Traders scramble to deliver food to drought-hit Karnali, by Arjun Shah (kp 27/03/2016)

Famine looms in far-western districts (ht 26/03/2016)

Shortage of sands and aggregates another stumbling block in development works (rep 26/03/2016)

Fuel shortages in East as workers protest (kp 26/03/2016)

High-level panel formed to probe LPG shortage (kp 25/03/2016)

Economists find proposal to procure only 33% of fuel demand from China faulty, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 25/03/2016)

Locals hit hard as food crisis looms large in Bajura village (ht 24/03/2016)

NOC asks bottling plants to hire more gas bullets to import LPG (ht 24/03/2016)

Still, short-supply (ht 23/03/2016)

Bottlers say no alternative to increasing LPG supply (ht 22/03/2016)

Deuba dares government to crack down on black-marketeers, by Prakash Rimal and Prakash Acharya (ht 20/03/2016)

Police start direct supervision of LPG distribution (kp 19/03/2016)

NOC's 12 KL consignments short of 200 liters, say dealers (rep 19/03/2016)

Oil licences issued to pvt firms scrapped (kp 18/03/2016), Birat Petroleum inflated input costs, reveals PAC (ht 18/03/2016)

Far-west food depots sans staff (ht 18/03/2016)

Manang villagers stop buying NFC’s subsidised rice over quality concern, by Aash Gurung (kp 16/03/2016)

Black-marketing of fuel unabated in Rautahat, authorities indifferent (ht 16/03/2016)

Diesel in short supply as NOC cuts deliveries: The state-owned oil monopoly has been supplying only 350-400 kilolitres of diesel daily compared to the requirement of 500 kilolitres, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/03/2016), Black marketeering of diesel on the rise, by Binod Bhandari and Awadesh Kumar Jha (kp 15/03/2016), Diesel shortage hits development projects (rep 15/03/2016)

Fuel crisis hits factories along Birgunj-Pathlaiya industrial corridor hard (ht 12/03/2016)

Queues at oil pumps will ‘disappear in a few weeks’ (hp 11/03/2016)

NOC to expand Thankot depot’s storage capacity (ht 11/03/2016), Capacity of Thankot depot to be boosted (kp 16/03/2016)

Fuel supply from India normalising (ht 10/03/2016)

BPPL to get NOC nod to sell petrol (ht 08/03/2016), NOC breaks rules to allow BPPL to sell petrol, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 11/03/2016), Govt still allowing Birat to sell fuel at arbitrary rate, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 11/03/2016), PAC orders MoS to supply clarification: NOC’s ‘unilateral’ move to let pvt company sell petrol fuels controversy, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/03/2016), PAC seeks clarification from MoS for letting BPPL sell petrol (ht 12/03/2016), MoS clarification on Bppl case overlooks import cost details (ht 15/03/2016)

Far-west reeling under fuel shortage (ht 06/03/2016)

Stations to distribute fuel from morning (ht 06/03/2016

Waiting: The promise of being Nepali is an eternal longing, a wait so long no one knows when, or if, it will ever end, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 05/03/2016)

Supply Situation: Leaves Much To Be Desired, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 03/03/2016)

We won’t raise fuel supply: IOC to NOC, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/03/2016), IOC increases fuel supplies to Nepal (kp 07/03/2016)

Bottlers get NOC nod to acquire gas bullets (kp 02/03/2016)

Drama Government Plays In Fuel Supply, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 03/03/2016)

Food shortage stares Karnali folk: Water sources drying up n Drought worst in remote districts in 40 yrs (kp 29/02/2016), No quick fix: Karnali needs a long-term solution to the drought-induced food insecurity (kp 01/03/2016), Govt will act before starvation looms large in Karnali: Gajurel (ht 09/03/2016) [??]

Food security strategy to tackle food crisis in Bajura (ht 29/02/2016), Food crisis hits remote Bajhang villages, by Jagat Khadka (rep 29/02/2016)

Mugu locals making do without iodized salt, by Suman Malla (rep 29/02/2016)

IOC assures regular LPG supply from today: IOC has reduced the supply for the past week, citing technical problem at its Barauni-based depot (kp 29/02/2016)

Not enough to eat: Food scarcity has impact on social, economic, cultural and educational aspects of public life, by Raj Pariyar (kp 28/02/2016)

Boosting fuel storage capacity to 3 mths’ supply: NOC estimates cost of Rs28b (kp 28/02/2016)

Fuel black-marketing hits transport operators (ht 27/02/2016)

Food crisis looms large in far-west hilly districts (ht 25/02/2016)

Motorists still have a hard time filling their tanks (kp 25/02/2016), NOC fails to follow minister’s instruction (ht 26/02/2016)

Cooking gas shipment halted by worker unrest, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 25/02/2016)

Food crisis hits Mugu as NFC fails to lower price, by Suman Malla (rep 24/02/2016)

Breaking IOC monopoly: NOC holding talks with India’s Reliance; During the embargo, the Indian state-owned oil company had cut fuel supplies by as much as 90 percent, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/02/2016)

NOC instructed to develop new storage facilities (ht 24/02/2016)

Birat brings further 132KL petrol, out to sell at Rs 155 per liter: NOC allegedly not easing supply to compel consumers to buy Birat fuel, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 24/02/2016)

Rice meant for relief rotting in food corporation godown (ht 24/02/2016)

Govt removes restrictions on fuel distribution (kp 23/02/2016), Fuel rationing to end from today to shorten queues (ht 23/02/2016)

‘Food insecurity persists’: there remains a pressing need for assistance in mountain and hill areas, according to a UN report (kp

Govt likely to resume sales of full gas cylinders (ht 22/02/2016)

LPG bottlers face shortage of cylinder: Due to panic buying  triggered by a shortage  of cooking gas, a large number of households have been hoarding cylinders, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 21/02/2016)

India supplying just 60pc of LPG demand, says NOC (kp 20/02/2016)

Days Of Scarcity Are Not Over Yet, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 18/02/2016), Stalled market monitoring allows black-marketing to flourish in capital, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 18/02/2016), Fuel crunch still reigns in Valley: Consumer activists suspect continued deflection to black market, by Sujan Dhungana and Sagar Ghimire (rep 18/02/2016), NOC unlikely to fulfil its earlier pledge, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 19/02/2016), Passing the buck: The black market will continue to rule the roost until the government makes its concerned ministries and agencies accountable to the public (ht 19/02/2016) [This will never happen under he current generation of failed politicians!!]

Bajhang faces drugs shortage, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 15/02/2016)

NOC: LPG supplies will be regularised within a week (kp 15/02/2016), NOC doubles supply of petrol to fuel stations (ht 15/02/2016), Valley pumps still dry despite improvement in fuel supply, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 15/02/2016)

Gas stations to sell fuel from today (kp 13/02/2016)

Government scraps quota system for fuel distribution: Fuel will be available from both private and state-owned  pumps in the Kathmandu Valley from Friday (kp 12/02/2016), Fuel distribution to be regular from today, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 12/02/2015)

Fuel shortage continues in east Nepal, by Raju Adhikari (rep 12/02/2016)

Full cooking gas cylinders available in black market: LPG bottlers, Nepal Oil Corporation officials claim they are unaware of the irregularities, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 11/02/2016)

NOC expects fuel supply to ease (kp 11/02/2016)

137 fuel laden tankers, two gas bullets enter country via Birgunj (ht 11/02/2016)

95 fuel tankers enter via Birgunj (ht 10/02/2016)

Seize the day: With oil prices down, government should consider introducing a new levy on petroleum products, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 09/02/2016)

NOC writes to IOC to scrap tanker rerouting (kp 08/02/2016)

Raxaul depot likely to supply petrol, diesel, LPG from today: To take 15-30 days to normalise fuel, cooking gas availability, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 08/02/2016)

Half-filled LPG cylinders: Cooking gas bottlers divided (kp 06/02/2016)

Humla folk face difficulty in absence of NFC depots, by Jay Bahadur Rokaya (kp 05/02/2016)

Allowing frims to import fuel for self-use: Supply Ministry okays working guidelines, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/02/2016)

Import of LPG up with rerouting of bullets (ht 02/02/2016)

Motorbikes, cars to get fuel every alternate week, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/02/2016)

Cooking gas stock enough to half-fill 1.2m cylinders: NOC (kp 30/01/2016)

‘Govt under control of fuel mafia’ (kp 29/01/2016)

Bottlers fail to furnish LPG distribution details (kp 26/01/2016)

Birgunj border reopens: Carts loaded with goods entering Nepal from India during night (ht 25/01/2016), Obstruction continues at Birgunj-Raxaul point: Vehicles entering Nepal through other crossings, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 26/01/2016)

‘Regular’ fuel distribution in Valley from next week: Oil monopoly now has enough fuel in stock for distribution in the Capital on a regular basis, albeit in reduced quantities, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/01/2016)

Black-marketing of petro-products rampant (ht 24/01/2016)

Lack of records results in fuel coupon misuse, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 23/01/2016)

NOC asks district depots to divert fuel to Valley (kp 22/01/2016), NOC explores possible options to normalise fuel situation, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/01/2016)

Black market flourishes as state mechanism ceases to function (ht 22/01/2016)

CIAA to NOC: Regularise fuel distribution (kp 21/01/2016)

Food crisis looms over Sindhupalchowk quake victims, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 21/01/2016)

IOC refuses to boost fuel supply: IOC has refused to issue fuel from depots other than Raxaul citing inadequate stock, according to NOC (kp 21/01/2016)

Oil slump: While the world rejoices the plunge in oil prices, the reality for Nepal is entirely different, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 20/01/2016)

Unscrupulous Elements Reigning Supreme, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/01/2016)

Half-filled cylinders: Supply Ministry urged to scrap the practice, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/01/2016)

Darchula, Parbat reel under medicine crisis, by Manoj Badu (kp 18/01/2016)

Shipments of fertilisers start: 63,000 tonnes of chemical fertilisers have been stranded at the Kolkata Port (kp 17/01/2016)

42 pc jump in LPG import fails to touch consumer plight, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 16/01/2016)

Trade eased but market still facing shortages, by Binod Bhandari and Parbat Portel (kp 15/01/2016)

Fuel shortage unlikely to ease till supply from Raxaul normalises (ht 15/01/2016), Supply returning to normal along Eastern border points (ht 15/01/2016)

Locals feeding on mouldy rice (ht 15/01/2016)

Bajura villagers face severe crisis of food: According to District Food Security Network, 60 to 80 percent of people in 10 VDCs in the district are affected by the shortage, by Arjun Shah (kp 14/01/2016)

Not enough bricks for reconstruction works (ht 14/01/2016)

Govt to sell rice received in grant for quake survivors, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/01/2016)

Govt mulls halting fuel import permit issuance (kp 11/01/2016)

Kolkata port halts loading of Nepal-bound cargoes, by Shankar Acharya (kp 11/01/2016)

Humla reeling under acute food crisis, by Prakash Singh (ht 10/01/2016)

Fuel shortage hits development projects (ht 10/01/2016)

Oil flows swell as restrictions ease, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/01/2016)

NFSMS sees improvement in food security situation in quake-hit districts (rep 04/01/2016)

Illegally hoarded food grains seized in capital (ht 02/01/2016)

Rice yet to reach earthquake victims (ht 31/12/2015)

NOC head’s move certain to raise some eyebrows: Depot chiefs directed not to disclose stock position of fuel; Officials told not to distribute fuel to private vehicles, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 31/12/2015), Fuel crisis shows no sign of easing: Number of tankers coming in with petroleum products on the rise (ht 31/12/2015)

NFC: Bug-free rice is being sent to quake survivors, by Sudip Kaini (kp 29/12/2015)

NOC to obtain bullets to bring gas from China, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/12/2015)

NFC rice starts rotting in godown, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 24/12/2015)

Bad business: Govt decision to allow all and sundry to import fuel sets a dangerous precedent (kp 24/12/2015)

Cooking gas distribution: 8 cops injured as clash flares up in Kirtipur, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/12/2015)

Energy security strategy: Fuel crisis prompts govt to mull 15-yr plan, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/12/2015)

15 medicines-laden cargoes enter via Rupaidiha in 10 days, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 22/12/2015)

Valley getting 4pc of LPG demand, by Rajesh Khanal /kp 22/12/2015)

Smuggling of gasoline rampant in border villages, by Madhav Dhugana (kp 21/12/2015)

350 trucks of drugs still stuck (kp 19/12/2015)

NOC to start SMS service for fuel queue (kp 18/12/2015)

NBSM accused of letting off errant petrol pumps as black-marketeering rises, by Narendra Adhikari (kp 16/12/2015)

Bottlers supplying gas only to their near and dear ones (kp 15/12/2015)

Cargoes rerouted, by Shnkar Acharya (kp 14/12/2015)

Cargo flow better via Nepalgunj-Rupaidiha border point, by Rajendra Nath and Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 13/12/2015)

Fuel imports remain at just 30pc of demand (kp 12/12/2015)

Prospective oil importers yet to bring 1st shipment, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/12/2015)

Black marketeering goes unchecked, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/12/2015)

Govt to build 3 depots to boost reserves (kp 09/12/2015)

Under the counter: Black marketeering of petroleum products needs to be curbed, supplies normalised (kp 08/12/2015)

Free the market: The private sector should be allowed to sell varied quality of petrol at different prices, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 08/12/2015)

Shortages, price hike hit Kathmandu dwellers, by Suman Bashyal (kp 01/12/2015)

Govt to purchase, sell food grains, by Prakash Acharya (kp 01/12/2015)

82 oil tankers enter Nepal (kp 29/11/2015)

Govt likely to give sack to NOC chief: Khadka under fire for failing to ease fuel crisis, speed up China deal, by Bhadra Sharma and Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/11/2015)

NOC to sell fuel only through petrol pumps (kp 26/11/2015)

Shortage of construction materials: KMC sees no decrease in building permit applications (kp 26/11/2015)

Bid to ensure distribution of fuel: Set up inspection desks at pumps, panel tells govt (kp 25/11/2015)

Youths offer free meal service in Capital, by Anup Ojha (kp 24/11/2015)

Petrolimex likely to start aviation fuel supply this week (kp 24/11/2015)

Cereal imports expected to hit record 855,800 tonnes, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/11/2015)

Bureaucratic ways untouched by public plight, by Arjun Poudel (rep 23/11/2015)

Police crack down on LPG hoarders (ht 21/11/2015)

Locals wait for cooking gas for days, by Rishiram Baral (ht 21/11/2015)

Normalise drugs supply, House panel tells govt (kp 21/11/2015), Morcha violates own decision to let medicine cargo pass (kp 21/11/2015)

Shortage of petroleum products: Crisis-hit disabled rue govt apathy, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/11/2015), Goons block LPG supply at refilling plants, by Rudra Pangeni and Sujan Dhungana (ht 19/11/2015), Pokhara reeling under drug crunch as dealers run out of stock (ht 19/11/2015), Health minister warns drugs suppliers (kp 19/11/2015), 'Finance Ministry agrees to pay duty of essential medicines', by Arjun Poudel (rep 19/11/2015), Daily essentials crunch hits far-west (ht 19/11/2015)

Central Medical Store unable to supply drugs, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/11/2015), No stock, say importers, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/11/2015),
Drugs worth millions rotting at TIA customs, by Arjun Poudel (rep 18/11/2015) [Dump all these politicians into a dust bin as soon as possible!!]

NOC distributes 300,000-plus litres of petroleum products (ht 18/11/2015)

Acute shortage of daily necessities hits Banke district, by Tekendra Basyal (rep 18/11/2015)

Bangla bondhu: The planned Nepal-Bangladesh oil trade could help break the Indian fuel monopoly, by Y.B. Thapa (kp 18/11/2015)

Gorkha to set up paddy storage for quake victims, by Sudip Kaini (kp 17/11/2015)

Birgunj dry port waives storage, parking fees, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/11/2015)

18 fuel tankers enter Nepal (kp 17/11/2015), Govt promoting black market in fuel: Industrialists, by Kuvera Chalise and Sujan Oli (rep 17/11/2015), Where is the fuel going?, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 17/11/2015), Import of supplies through Jogbani border back to normal, by Binod Subedi (rep 17/11/2015), Nepal’s humanitarian response: Best amongst worst options, by Suresh Acharya (ht 17/11/2015)

Govt sells firewood: Only a few hundred get logs from 2 TCN depots, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 16/11/2015), Govt starts selling firewood amid fuel crisis (ht 16/11/2015), 121 fuel tankers enter from south (kp 16/11/2015), Flow of cargo-laden vehicles from India increases (ht 16/11/2015), ‘China ready to send gas via Tatopani’ (kp 16/11/2015), China proposes to bring gas bullets directly to Panchkhal (ht 16/11/2015)

Bottlers accused of selling LPG at random: Authorities fail to take proper measures to ensure smooth supply of half-filled cylinders (kp 15/11/2015)

Cooking gas shortage: More Nepali households switch to electric cookers, by Binod Bhandari and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 15/11/2015)

NRNA for immediate end to ongoing humanitarian crisis (kp 11/11/2015), Lift blockade without delay, says Ban Ki-moon (rep 11/11/2015), AYON launches text message campaign (kp 11/11/2015), Red Cross concerned over shortage of essential commodities (rep 11/11/2015), Homeless and cold but no zeal to rebuild: Sindhupalchok awaits help to reconstruct flattened homes, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 11/11/2015), Shortage of essentials worries ICRC, donors (ht 11/11/2015), Fuel shortage affects Red Cross services (kp 11/11/2015), Myagdi district reels under acute drug shortage, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 11/11/2015), Goods start coming in via Rasuwagadhi, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 11/11/2015), Let actions speak: It is high time that the government came up with a concrete strategic plan to ease the supply situation (ht 11/11/2015)

NOC mulls fuel import from Bangladesh, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/11/2015) [Through Indian territory??]

Humanitarian crisis: NHRC seeks help from around globe: Says supply disruption depriving Nepalis of economic, social rights (kp 09/11/2015), NHRC urges int’l community to help ease humanitarian crisis in Nepal (rep 09/11/2015), Hard times: Basic goods are scarce and the general public is badly suffering, by Dikshya Singh Rathour (rep 09/11/2015), With supplies halted, key drugs running out of stock: Experts say  act violates people’s right to health, by Manish Gautam (kp 09/11/2015), Shortage of medicines hits health services: Containers carrying medicines have been stranded at Indian border points for the past one and a half months (kp 09/11/2015)

Petromax likely to start ATF supplies by Thursday (kp 09/11/2015), Birat Petroleum cancels controversial supply deal: The petroleum company had run into controversy following reports that the prices quoted by it were way high (kp 09/11/2015), Birat cancels deal with NOC (ht 09/11/2015)

Petro Politics In Nepal, by Charlotte Benham (rn 07/11/2015)

Nepalis refuelling vehicles in towns across border, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 07/11/2015)

Far-west reeling under fuel crisis (ht 07/11/2015)

NAC agrees to airlift fuel for five more days, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/11/2015), Petromax to airlift ATF from tomorrow, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 07/11/2015)

NOC slammed for awarding fuel import contract to Birat, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/11/2015), NOC admits flouting law in contract award to Birat Oil, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 06/11/2015), PAC seeks details of fuel import plan, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/11/2015), PAC seeks details of progress made to import fuel (ht 07/11/2015)

A pain in the gas, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 06/11/2015)

NOC, pvt companies reach fuel supply deal, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/11/2015), Private vehicles to get fuel today (ht 05/11/2015)

4,500 LPG cylinders distributed in Pokhara, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 05/11/2015)

Nepal-China oil deal: NOC invites PetroChina for talks (kp 04/11/2015), PetroChina officials invited for talks (ht 04/11/2015)

Food shortage looms large in Mugu: Dry spell has raised food shortage fear in the district where around 90 percent people are involved in agriculture, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 03/11/2015)

LPG to be distributed only though dealers (kp 03/11/2014)

Private autos to get fuel from Thursday, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/11/2015)

Fuel crisis affects food supply to Karnali districts, by Nagendra Upadhyay and Arjun Oli (rep 02/11/2015)

12 tankers arrive from Kerung: Bring in 80,000 litre petrol in first lot; Customs issues resolved, by Krishna Thapa (kp 02/11/2015), Cargo stuck at ICD Birgunj starts being dispatched (ht 02/11/2015), ‘The crisis at this time can lead us to seek alternatives for the long term’, interview with Commerce Minister Ganesh Man Pun (ht 02/11/2015)

Cooking gas crisis leaves public high and dry: The distribution of LPG was left at the mercy of a limited number of distributors, by Suman Bashyal (kp 01/11/2015), Consumers queue for cooking gas, return empty-handed (ht 01/11/2015), 50k LPG cylinders distributed: NLPGIA (kp 02/11/2015), 15 LPG bullets enter (ht 02/11/2015)

Black marketing of fuel rampant, by Laxmi Gautam (kp 01/11/2015)

Around 300,000 litres fuel distributed (ht 31/10/2015)

Unsafe storing of fuel threatens lives, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 30/10/2015), Shortage of foodstuffs hits Palpa villages, by Madhav Aryal (kp 30/10/2015), Fuel crisis hits foreign missions (kp 30/10/2015), Dhading locals prevent gas shipments to Valley, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 30/10/2015), Biggest fuel flow from IOC in 5 wks: 131 tankers arrive from south a day after historic Nepal-China oil deal, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/10/2015), 100t of grant petrol arriving on Saturday (kp 30/10/2015), Tankers to leave for Kyirong today (ht 30/10/2015), A landmark deal (ht 30/10/2015), Escape plan: The country needs a strategy to break away from the stranglehold some countries have over Nepal, by Shyam KC (kp 30/10/2015)

Markets start running short of daily goods, by Suman Bashyal (kp 29/10/2015)

Bottlers allowed to sell half-filled LPG cylinders (kp 29/10/2015), Distribution begins today, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 31/10/2015)

Dearth of essential drugs hits Sarlahi, by Aman Koirala (kp 28/10/2015)

Fight against hunger: Ensuring food security means increasing accessibility too, not only boosting output, by Prakash Budha Magar (kp 28/10/2015), Food security: Emerging priority, by Jhabindra Bhandari (ht 28/10/2015)

China set to be Nepal’s 2nd oil trade partner: Eight-member government team heads to Beijing for negotiations, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/10/2015), Nepal Oil Corporation tells transporters to keep fuel tankers on standby (ht 27/10/2015), First consignment likely this week (kp 27/10/2015)

Taskforce on Bhairahawa Special Economic Zone: Ban on strikes, regular power supply suggested (kp 27/10/2015), Schools on the verge of closure: All private institutions in Valley would be shut at least till mid-Nov if fuel supply does not improve immediately, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/10/2015), Fuel crisis: Bandipur hit hard, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/10/2015)

Govt team to hold talks on petro products import from China: Delegation leaving for Beijing to seal G2G deal, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 26/10/2015), Nepal asked to take 1KT fuel by Nov 25: NOC officials say fuel transport through Kerung-Rasuwagadhi  ‘technically feasible’, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/10/2015), 'Supply of grant fuel from China within one or two days' (rep 26/10/2015), 127 tankers come from south (kp 26/10/2015), Fuel shortage affects of delivery of humanitarian aid: OCHA (rep 26/10/2015)

Govt to procure fuel from China: China pledges 1,000 tonnes  of fuel as  subsidy to Nepal, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/10/2015)

Black marketing of petroleum products goes unchecked in Rupandehi (kp 24/10/2015)

Kathmandu receives 140,000 lt diesel, 20,000 lt aviation fuel (ht 22/10/2015)

Free the market: The fuel crisis is a result of the monopoly of Nepal Oil Corporation over the import of petroleum products, by Umanga Pandey (kp 20/10/2015)

Fertilisers worth Rs6b stranded at Birgunj Dry Port, by Shankar Acharya (kp 19/10/2015)

Distribute fuel fairly: House panel to govt (ht 19/10/2015)

NOC to reroute stuck gas bullets via Sunauli border, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 18/10/2015)

Valley denizens reel under fuel shortage: Informal sector and labourers affected most during the crisis, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/10/2015)

Supply of Himalayan sheep, goats shrinks, by Shiva Sharma (kp 17/10/2015), NFC starts selling goats, sheep for Dashain feast (kp 17/10/2015)

NOC in fix as bidders quote high price, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 16/10/2015), Nepal Oil Corp fails to hand over fuel supply contract (ht 17/10/2015)

Fossil fuel crisis unlikely to be resolved soon, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 16/10/2015)

IOC cuts fuel supply again (kp 16/10/2015)

LPG costs double on black mkt, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 16/10/2015)

Kathmandu folk reach Dhading for refuelling (kp 15/10/2015), Rumours prompt long petrol queues, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/10/2015)

Setting up new oil storage depots: Security agencies propose over a dozen strategic locations, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp15/10/2015) [There should also be depots close to the Chinese border!]

Rice shortage hits north Gorkha once again (rep 14/10/2015)

Pvt vehicle owners wrestle for fuel: Many return empty-handed despite the NOC distributing huge quantities of fuel from Valley depots in 12 days, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/10/2015)

NOC seeks to import fuel from China, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 14/10/2015)

‘Boost oil storage capacity fourfold’ (kp 14/10/2015)

Cooking gas shortage: Coil heaters, briquettes seen as alternatives, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/10/2015)

Fuel flow from India increases (kp 13/10/2015), Private vehicles to get up to 20 l fuel today (ht 13/10/2015), Supply eases as border points open (ht 13/10/2015), SSB halts supplies through Biratnagar customs again, by Binod Subedi (rep 13/10/2015)

Food crisis grips Chepang villages, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 11/10/2015)

PAC tells govt to resolve fuel crisis without delay (ht 11/10/2015)

Enough fuel for festive rush: NOC (kp 11/10/2015)

63 oil tankers, gas bullets enter Nepal (kp 10/10/2015), 39 tankers enter via eastern Nepal (ht 10/10/2015)

NOC’s low storage capacity partly blamed for fuel crisis (ht 10/10/2015)

Nepal Airlines Boeing brings fuel: NAC’s Boeing 757 aircraft made two roundtrips to Kolkata, India; Defueling the aircraft will yield at least 20 tonnes after leaving enough in its tanks to conduct its regular flights (kp 09/10/2015), NOC invites global tender for fuel supply (kp 09/10/2015)

Fuel rationing to be revised from today (ht 09/10/2015)

ISPs feel the heat from petroleum shortages (kp 09/10/2015)

91 tankers, 12 LPG bullets enter Nepal (kp 08/10/2015)

Goat supply to come down (kp 08/10/2015)

Dearth of medicine hits health services, by Shankar Acharya and Manoj Paudel (ht 08/10/2015)

Govt mulls over importing fuel from China (ht 06/10/2015)

Taxi drivers hit hard by fuel shortage, by Riwaj Rai (rep 06/10/2015), Acute shortage of essential medicines hits eastern region (rep 06/10/2015)

Blockade, energy shortages goad country into looking for solutions, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 05/10/2015)

India decides to lift restrictions, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 04/10/2015) [But India had claimed that there were no restrictions!?], Border points to open in a day or two, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 04/10/2015), 10 petrol tankers, 70 containers enter Nepal: More awaiting clearance (kp 04/10/2015), Shortage of cooking gas: ‘40pc of hotels, restaurants shut’ (kp 04/10/2015, Top hotels running out of fuel, food stock, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/10/2015), Fuel crisis hits hydels (ht 04/10/2015)

3-day fuel sale restriction on pvt vehicles, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/10/2015), Private vehicles barred from purchasing fuel (ht 01/10/2015), Govt studying options to airlift aviation fuel, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/10/2015), LPG, fuel crunch affects Tanahun (ht 01/10/2015), Gas shortage hits Pokhara hotel business, by Rup Narayan Dhakal (ht 10/09/2015), Eastern hilly region reeling under shortage of daily necessities goods, by Giri Raj Baskota (rep 01/10/2015), Fuel crisis hits ambulances also, by Ramesh Kumar Poudel (rep 01/10/2015)

Fuel crisis worsens: Even-odd vehicle plying in place, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/09/2015), Fuel rationing begins: Petrol pumps asked to keep records to avoid duplication in distribution, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/09/2015), LPG shortage worsens as bullets stuck on Indian side (kp 28/09/2015), Ministry terms fuel crisis an ‘emergency’ (kp 29/09/2015))

IOC refuses fuel delivery to Nepal: IOC depots restrict supply to Nepal citing reasons including mechanical failure or traffic congestion due to strike in Tarai, by Rajesh Khanal (ht 26/09/2015)

Agitators in Tarai block essential supplies (ht 26/09/2015), Tanahun reeling under urea shortage (ht 26/09/2015), Gasoline shortage hits Kanchanpur, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 26/09/2015)

Govt to ensure essential supplies, public safety, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/09/2015)

Govt report highlights state of food security (ht 25/09/2015)

After multiple disasters: Food insecurity, by Komal Raj Aryal (ht 24/09/2015)

Valley may face shortage of goods this Dashain, by Suman Bashyal (kp 24/09/2015), NOC dispatches fuel exceeding daily demand (ht 24/09/2015)

Khotang facing acute dearth of daily essentials (ht 24/09/2015)

Blockade fears set off panic buy, by Suman Bashyal (kp 23/09/2015)

Shortage looms large in festive season: Traders have stopped importing goods due to unrest in Tarai, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/09/2015)

Validity of daily market monitoring raises brows (ht 17/09/2015)

Consumers could face LPG shortage as import declines (ht 14/09/2015)

Cooking gas shortage in Birgunj, by Ram Sarraf (ht 12/09/2015), Fertiliser crunch hits Tanahun farmers (ht 12/09/2015)

Bandh causes shortage of daily necessities (ht 10/09/2015)

Udayapur traders running out of commodities (ht 08/09/2015)

Cooking gas ‘shortage’ starts to grip Kathmandu Valley, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/09/2015), Fuel shortage affects vehicular traffic (ht 02/09/2015), Valley starts to witness shortage of essentials: Government promises to ensure supply is not affected due to ongoing protests in Tarai (ht 02/09/2015), Wholesalers ‘running out of food stocks’, by Suman Bashyal (kp), Tarai protests trigger fertiliser shortage (ht 04/09/2015), Tankers, trucks travel under police escort, by Shankar Acharya (kp 05/09/2015), Valley faces cooking gas shortage (ht 07/09/2015)

Sindhupalchok classified severely food insecure (kp 02/09/2015)

Quake-hit districts at risk of food insecurity, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 01/09/2015)

Import from China, India stalls as festive season draws close, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/08/2015)

Bajura villagers face acute shortage of food items (ht 29/08/2015)

Shortage of fuel continues in Kathmandu Valley (kp 28/08/2015)

Cargo movement comes to a halt in Birgunj (ht 27/08/2015), Capital stares at shortage of essentials, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/08/2015)

Fruits, veggies in short supply due to strikes (kp 27/08/2015)

Daily essentials crunch hits far-west (ht 13/08/2015)

Subsidised rice ‘sold’ midway: Locals say foodstuff being ferried to Humla from Gamgadhi was sold to hotels in Bam and Chankheli in Mugu, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 12/07/2015)

Damaged roads halt rice supply (kp 06/07/2015)

Food crisis looms large in Humla, by Jay Bahadur Rokaya (ht 05/07/2015)

Villages stare at famine as rice rots in depots, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 04/07/2015)

Nepal’s rice imports balloon to Rs12 billion (kp 02/07/2015)

Govt sees food surplus of 155,558 tons this year, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 18/06/2015)

Food falls: Food security in quake-hit areas is a concern as 70 percent of households have seen partial or total loss of food stock, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 17/06/2015), 32 district face food deficit (kp 18/06/2015)

Social Protection For Food Security And Development, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 16/06/2015)

Construction materials could be on short supply once reconstruction starts, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 12/06/2015)

After quakes, food insecurity risk grows, as monsoon nears (ht 09/06/2015), FAO warns of food insecurity risk in post-quake scenario (ht 09/06/2015)

Soaring prices: Govt to import, supply pulses, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/06/2015)

Mosquito nets in short supply as rains near (kp 06/06/2015)

Traders told to weigh LPG cylinders before delivery, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 04/06/2015)

‘No fertiliser shortage this year’ (kp 02/06/2015)

Milk shortage foreseen due to cattle deaths (kp 02/06/2015)

Sufficient food stock for monsoon, says DoSCM (kp 29/05/2015)

Constant vigilance: The WFP must make dead certain that it is not distributing substandard food (kp 28/05/2015)

Petroleum stock sufficient to last a month-and-a-half: NOC (ht 24/05/2015)

Preparation on to stock food, fuel for six months: Thapa (ht 23/05/2015)

WFP barred from distributing rice in quake-hit areas Quantity of broken rice was more than set standard (ht 23/05/2015)

Food stock in short supply, meds stuck in centre (kp 20/05/2015), Agriculture ministry projection: Nepal needs 215,400 tonnes of food for next 3 months (kp 20/05/2014)

Country has enough foodstock for this fiscal, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 18/05/2015)

Commerce Dept to manage ample stock of essentials, by Rajersh Khanal (kp 16/05/2015)

Rising food imports ring alarm bells (kp 19/04/2015)

NOC seeks CIAA support to carry out cylinder verification, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 19/04/2015), NOC to buy bullets to
ensure LPG supplies
, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/04/2015)

Ministries told to become strict with LPG bottlers, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/04/2015), LPG sellers linger to obtain certification (kp 09/04/2015)

Subsidised rice in short supply in eastern hills (kp 03/04/2015)

Food depot in Rugin of Bajura relieves locals (ht 02/04/2015)

MoF asks NOC to submit reform plan (ht 29/03/2015)

NOC mulling using Nepali companies to transport LPG (kp 28/03/2015)

DoCSM grills NOC, pumps on adulterated oil, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/03/2015)

Govt plans to make country self-reliant in milk, meat (kp 20/03/2015)

Dearth of essential goods hits Mugu, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 17/03/2015)

Five LPG bottlers asked to withdraw cylinders: DoCSM cracks down on out-of-Valley bottling plants for short supply (ht 17/03/2015)

LPG depots in Valley, Dhanusha planned , by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/03/2015)

Police to run LPG bottling plant: Move aimed at boosting the govt’s supply capacity during crises, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/03/2015), Pvt bottlers oppose move (kp 16/03/2015)

NOC’s bid to address LPG shortage (kp 13/03/2015)

LPG still hard to get despite govt’s claims, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/03/2015)

NOC delays revising cooking gas import quota (ht 06/03/2015)

Bottlers miss LPG import quota again (ht 01/03/2015)

Cylinders failing weight standards to be seized, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/02/2015), Weigh cylinders before delivery (kp 06/03/2015)

Gasoline not only scarce, but also of poor quality, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/02/2015)

Lawmakers blame LPG dearth on unholy nexus (kp 23/02/2015)

Cooking gas shortage: Overuse of LPG by vehicles blamed (kp 16/02/2015)

27pc of veggies, fruits imported from India, by Suman Bashyal (kp 14/02/2015)

Govt takes step to build LP gas storage plants, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/02/2015)

Rice shortage hits folks hard; depots out of stock (ht 02/02/2015)

Fuel crisis hits far-west hard; vehicles not plying (ht 02/02/2015)

LPG supply far from normal: NOC claims daily import up from 40k to 70k cylinders; Dual pricing system put on hold, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/01/2015), NOC starts distribution of LPG from ‘specific areas’ (kp 30/01/2015), Call for smooth LPG supply grows louder (ht 31/01/2015), Inadequacy of bullets caused crisis: Bottlers (kp 01/02/2015), Supply Dept to deploy
four monitoring teams
, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/02/2015), Gas shortage persists despite direct distribution (kp 03/02/2015)

Surkhet suffered from food insecurity due to floods (kp 29/01/2015)

India tells IOC to boost LPG supplies to Nepal, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 28/01/2014)

Absent state: Govt must take stringent actions against private sellers hoarding gas (kp 28/01/2015), Govt directed to waive VAT on LPG (kp 28/01/2015)

Artificial shortage of salt adds to villagers’ misery, by bArjun Shah (kp 28/01/2015)

LP gas shortage: Teku depot overrun by folk seeking refill, by Anup Ojha and Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/01/2015)

NTL set to distribute cooking gas from today (ht 25/01/2015), Govt starts selling LPG through Nat’l Trading (kp 26/01/2015)

Locals set up cooperative to fight food crisis (ht 23/01/2015)

IOC pledges to dispatch 100 bullets of cooking gas per day next week (ht 23/01/2015)

Prompt action against LPG hoarders (kp 22/01/2015)

Cooking gas to be available in two weeks: Kaski CDO (kp 22/01/2015), LPG shortage hits Tanahun folks hard (ht 22/01/2015)

IOC told to boost Nepal’s LPG quota to 30k tonnes, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 20/01/2015)

Govt, bottlers, dealers in blame game as LP gas supply worsens, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 16/01/2015)

Famine looms large in Jajarkot, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 15/01/2015)

Vegetable shipments affected by banda (kp 14/01/2015)

LPG shortage due to hoarding: NOC (kp 08/01/2015), Lawmakers inspect gas plants, dealers, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/01/2015), Cooking gas crunch hits all and sundry, by Sangam Prasain and Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/01/2015), Govt criticized for doing nothing to ease LP gas supply (rep 09/01/2015), LP gas bottlers found causing artificial crunch, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 10/01/2015), Dhading LPG plants monitored (ht 11/01/2015), Shortage of cooking gas on: Gas bottlers, dealers blame eachother of cooking up scarcity story, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 12/01/2015), Sans accountability (ht 12/01/2015), Govt steps in to eases hortage of LPG: Central monitoring committee formed to check anomalies in supply chain (ht 14/01/2015)

Govt intensifies scrutiny of LPG bottling plants (kp 06/01/2015)

Pokhara reeling under LPG shortage for months (ht 06/01/2015)

NOC increases import quota of LPG for Jan: Gas dealers’federation withdraws all protest programmes announced earlier (ht 06/01/2015)

House panel tells govt to ensure fuel supplies (rep 03/01/2015)

NOC starts supplying fuel from Bhalbari depot (kp 02/01/2015)

Supplies Minister tells NOC to address fuel shortage, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 31/12/2014)

Shortage of cooking gas hits consumers: Bottlers want LPG import quota increased, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 26/12/2014), LPG dealers threaten to halt sales if shortage continues (kp 27/12/2014), Cooking gas supply to be normal soon: NOC expects delivery of 6,000 tonnes of LPG next week (ht 27/12/2014), LP gas dealers threaten to halt distribution (rep 27/12/2014), Valley faces fuel shortage as dealers blame NOC (kp 29/12/2014), Out of gas: Govt must speed implementation of dual pricing in liquefied petroleum gas (kp 31/12/2014)

Pokhara in grip of LPG shortage kp 25/12/2014)

Drugs crunch hits far-western districts (ht 24/12/2014)

Zero Hunger Challenge initiative (kp 20/12/2014)

Artificial fuel shortage hits Valley: Private pump owners delay buying products from NOC awaiting price-cut, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 20/12/2014), Fuel supply to be normal (ht 22/12/2014)

Eastern cities facing fuel shortage, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 11/12/2014)

Draft LPG regulation to be sent to Cabinet (kp 09/12/2014)

Rautes reeling under food crisis (ht 05/12/2014)

NFC building high-tech food warehouse (rep 04/12/2014)

Bajura folks seek food depot nearby (ht 28/11/2014)

Humla folk walk for 20 days to buy foodstuffs, by Arjun Shah (kp 24/11/2014)

Bajura folks cheated with expired daily items, drugs (ht 20/11/2014)

Local traders stock shelves with alcohol instead of groceries, by Prem Chunara (rep 15/11/2014), In villages with salt shortage, liquor flows freely, by Bira Gadal (rep 15/11/2014)

Eastern hills reeling under shortage of LPG, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 14/11/2014)

Birgunj faces vegetable crunch as traders protest, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/11/2014)

Food shortage looms large in Bajura (ht 07/11/2014)

Bottlers unlikely to get more LPG quota: IOC to shift supply facility for Nepal from Barauni to Haldia, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/11/2014)

Nepal imported rice worth Rs 2.66 billion from India: First two months' data (kp 30/10/2014)

Food shortage causes mass youth exodus in Bajura village (kp 16/10/2014)

Eastern Region hit by cooking gas shortage, by Binod Bhandari and Chandra Karki (kp 16/10/2014)

Nepal’s ‘hunger situation’ better, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/10/2014) (on Global Hunger Index 2014), Nepal climbs up five rungs on GHI (ht 15/10/2014), ‘23.8 per cent population face food shortages’ (ht 16/10/2014) [!!!??]

NFC brand rice to hit market next month (kp 15/10/2014)

Dual pricing modality for LPG in limbo (ht 11/10/2014)

Donor programs make Karnali folks vulnerable to food insecurity, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 11/10/2014)

Food crisis leaves locals worried: Face acute shortage of rice during festival (kp 10/10/2014)

Food insecurity unlikely to occur till Nov: WFP (ht 09/10/2014)

Cooking gas crunch in Phidim (ht 01/10/2014)

Food crisis hits Dalit settlements hard (ht 01/10/2014)

Humla, Dolpa await rice supply, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 30/09/2014), Shortage in Sankhuwasabha (kp 30/09/2014), Dearth of essential goods hits Rukum, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 30/09/2014)

LPG bottlers told to ensure smooth supply (kp 29/09/2014)

Food scarcity hits remote villages (kp 16/09/2014)

Food crunch hits far-west hill districts, famine looms large (ht 24/09/2014)

LPG bottlers warn of possible fuel shortage (kp 23/09/2014)

Highway blockage hampers food supply, by Rishiram Poudel (kp 21/09/2014)

Food crunch hits Bajura folks hard (ht 15/09/2014)

Mugu folks face food shortage ahead of festive season, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 08/09/2014)

Smooth LPG supply during festivals: Govt, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/09/2014)

‘Ensure smooth supply of petro products’ (ht 05/09/2014)

Floods, landslides induce food crisis (ht 04/09/2014)

Jajarkot villages face rice shortage, by Bhim Bahadur Singh(kp 31/08/2014)

Taplejung faces food shortage after strike (kp 31/08/2014)

Building material shortage hits construction sector: “There is no use of cement and bricks without the availability of sand and crushed stones”, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 28/08/0214), Smooth supply soon: FinMin; Shortage of sand, crushed stones affecting development projects (ht 29/08/2014), Lack of coordination fueling artificial shortage of sand and aggregates, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 29/08/2014), No improvement in sand, aggregate supply, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/09/2014)

Sand, aggregates in short supply: Officials say crusher operators creating artificial shortage, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 25/08/2014)

Far-western districts flooded with sub-standard food products, by Barun Paneru (ht 21/08/2014)

LPG bottlers urge for quota increase due to higher demand (ht 15/08/2014)

Rice shortage in Bhojpur VDCs (ht 09/08/2014)

Food shortage in Far Western region, by Mohan Budhair (kp 08/08/2014)

Food crisis hits Bajura after rice stock runs out (ht 30/07/2014)

Transport obstructed, pricesof daily essentials soar (ht 27/07/2014)

Gajarkot likely to face food scarcity (ht 24/07/2014)

No. of food deficit districts down to 30 (kp 20/07/2014)

Elated NFC plans to sell millet from Hill region too, by Suman Bashyal (kp 19/07/2014)

Access denied: Food insecurity remains a major challenge, particularly in the hills and the mountains, by Prabin Manandhar (rep 14/07/2014)

NFC branch fears rice shortage (kp 05/07/2014)

NFC to sell naked barley from Manang in Capital (kp 04/07/2014)

69.8 pc urban households use LPG (ht 29/06/2014)

Nepal’s growing food demand: The need to explore options, by Khem Raj Sharma (ht 27/06/2014), National Rice Day: Rice And Food Security, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (rn 28/06/2014)

Depleted NOC stock triggerspetrol shortage, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 24/06/2014)

Meat production in Valley declines by 10pc Fall due to culling of large number of chickens following outbreak of avian influenza (ht 24/06/2014)

National food security: Self-reliance is the key, by Bhola Man Singh Basnet (ht 24/06/2014)

Bhojpur NFC running out of rice stock (ht 21/06/2014)

Donated rice sold in valley in bulk (kp 17/06/2014)

Panel: Pass Petroleum Act to streamline oil sector (ht 14/06/2014)

NOC asks govt for Rs 3.5b to boost gasoline reserves (kp 11/06/2014)

Food shortage acute in Humla, Dolpa, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 08/06/2014), Out of rice: Promoting local agriculture, irrigation can help Humla reduce its food deficit (kp 09/06/2014)

Oil in the Himalayas: Oil is a national security asset, the shortage of which creates disturbances and threatens Nepal’s security balance, by Sunil Bahadur Thapa (kp 23/05/2014)

Valley pumps complain about low-quality petroleum products (kp 20/05/2014)

Tankers resume transportation of petroleum products, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 10/05/2014)

What’s fuelling petrol shortage, wonder motorists, by Subarna Poudel (ht 26/04/2014), Why the frequent scarcity? The 11 member committee must bring about nbecessary reforms in the petroleum sector, by Koshish Acharya (ht 27/04/2014)

Parliament extends term of petroleum study panel (rep 26/04/2014)

Parliamentary panel, stakeholders discuss state of NOC, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 22/04/2014)

The way out: Nepal has no oil mines, so it has to import oil from foreign markets where the price keeps increasing all the time, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 21/04/2014)

Fuel situation to ease in 3-4 days, NOC assures, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/04/2014), Valley still facing petro shortage (ht 21/04/2014), Petroleum shortage continues despite NOC assurances (kp 24/04/2014), NOC pays Rs 5.82 billion to IOC (rep 24/04/2014), Cabinet okays Rs 2.5b in bailout money to NOC (kp 26/04/2014), Govt to provide Rs 2.5 billion loan to NOC (ht 26/04/2014)

Far-West reeling under shortage of petroleum products, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 19/04/2014)

Cash-strapped NOC cuts fuel imports by 25pc (kp 16/04/2014), Valley sees shortage of petroleum products (ht 16/04/2014), MoF to arrange loan for NOC today (ht 17/04/2014), EPF, CIT loan NOC Rs 2.5 billion: Grant aimed at easing fuel supply situation in the country (ht 18/04/2014), Cabinet discusses ways to ease fuel supply (ht 18/04/2014), Fuel supply will ease from Tuesday: NOC (kp 19/04/2014)

Red LPG cylinders still in use for commercial purpose (rep 14/04/2014)

Food shortage in Chepang settlement, by Pratap Bista (kp 11/04/2014)

Fuel import bill exceeds export earnings by Rs 27b (kp 07/04/2014)

Khotang CA members seek rice (ht 04/04/2014)

Government awaits panel report as petrol lines grow, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 02/04/2014), Out of gas: NOC reform is the only permanent solution to the petrol predicament (kp 03/04/2014)

Panel formed to advise effective  petroleum management (ht 29/03/2014)

Sustainable nutritional security: Poverty alleviation essential, by Jyoti Bista (ht 25/03/2014)

Fuelling inefficiency: The present fuel policy is wrong on both efficiency and equity grounds, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 25/03/2014)

Jajarkot folks facing acute food shortage, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 24/03/2014)

A fight for food: Policymakers must focus on using food sovereignty as a framework to alleviate hunger and malnutrition, by Jyoti Bista (kp 16/03/2014)

NOC hikes petroleum products’ prices yet again (ht 15/03/2014)

Road obstructions delay NFC rice supply to Dolpa, Mugu, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 09/03/2014)

Colour-coded LPGs from today (kp 09/03/2014)

Mules muck up NFC office People refuse to buy subsidised rice, say it stinks to the high heavens (ht 06/03/2014)

There is no fuel shortage: NOC (kp 05/03/2014), NOC says petroleum shortage in Valley ‘artificially created’ (ht 05/03/2014)

Number of VDCs facing food insecurity falls to 6 from 145 (kp 22/02/2014)

Famine hits Chepangs of Dhading (ht 08/02/2014)

17 tonnes of fruits and veggies dumped everyday (ht 07/02/2014)

Blackmarketing of petrol, diesel rampant (ht 15/01/2014)

Consumption of meat up last year: Demand has been increasing in country with rising income levels (ht 13/01/2014)

Salt shortage hits Mugu people, by Jeeban Sejuwal (ht 12/01/2014)

Salt a precious commodity in Bajura, by Arjun Shah (kp 10/01/2014)

No choice but to hike LPG price: Secy (ht 06/01/2014)

It’s seven days’ trek to buy rice (ht 06/01/2014)

Rice shortage hits Humla folks, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (05/01/2014)

NOC demands Rs 2b to maintain fuel supplies (ht 04/01/2014)

People detain official to protest gas crunch (ht 04/01/2014)

Daily essential items scarce in Okhaldhunga (ht 01/01/2014)

Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS)

Towards Zero Hunger in Nepal: A Strategic Review of Food Security and Nutrition. Kathmandu National Planning Commission 2018

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