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Yarsha picking allowed for locals of Manang

27 April 2021  

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MANANG: Yarshagumba (Cordyceps Sinensis) picking has been allowed for local people of Manang district as the country is reeling under the second wave of Covid-19 infection.

This means to deal with the economic crisis caused by the infection, it has been said. Fees to collect the caterpillar fungus have been set at Rs 20,000 for the medicinal herb collectors of each Namke Kharka and Dingsyang and Rs 30,000 for Nar Phu Valley.

Yarsha collection in the area had been shut when the infection reached its peak last year, said Chief of the Annapurna Conservation Area, Lekhnath Gautam.

The economic crisis has taken place in the area following the infection risks. So Yarcha picking, a strong source of income for local people, has been allowed for the local people this year, he said.

A meeting of the local crisis management center (CMC) attended by representatives of local levels, the district administration office, Nepal Police, and Armed Police Force took a decision in allowing Yarcha collection, said chairperson of the CMC Yad Ghale.

Meanwhile, the district administration office has urged Yarcha pickers to follow the health protocol amid the infection.

Publish Date : 27 April 2021 06:06 AM

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