NSB in Dang & Daheldhura
NSB in Dang
Dang is one of the largest valleys in Asia and has a population of around 141,000. Tulsipur, where NSB operates in Dang, is the second largest city in the district and its transportation hub. Dang Hosiery Tatha Garment produces school uniforms and tracksuits to cater to the 600 schools and over 155,000 students in Dang district, as well as nearby districts.
NSB in Daheldhura
Though a newly formed city, Tikapur (Kailali District) doesn’t have proper waste management facilities. Most of the waste is dumped in public areas — polluting the environment and harming land fertility. And while the city is bustling with new businesses that seemingly pop up daily, more and more waste is being generated, especially single-use plastic — leading the local government to plan on banning plastic bags. However, without any alternative solution, the ban never came into effect, which is why NSB in Kailali aims to tackle single-use plastic by replacing them with environmentally friendly options.
After production and availability of such bags local grocery vendors, clinics, stationery shops, schools, and regular housewives have started purchasing bags from Mahalaxmi. In 2018, Mahalaxmi Bags partnered with Sarangi Social Enterprises to produce bags to sell in Australia promoting Mithila art in such bags. The enterprise has sold more than 2,800 environmentally-conscious bags to date. Mahalaxmi Jhola Udhyog’s reusable bags are made with materials like Flax, cotton, Ramie, etc. This venture is striving to promote environmental protection and awareness in the region.