Thursday, 11 August 2016
Kishore Manandhar, president of the Nepal Bottled Water Industries Association, said that they requested the department to extend the deadline. “We asked for additional time to clear old stocks from the market,” he said. There are more than 200 licensed bottled water manufacturers in the Kathmandu Valley alone. According to the association, the valley’s daily requirement of bottled water amounts to 3 million litres. The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) has said that bottled drinking water must be shrink wrapped in plastic from mid-June, one month later than previously announced. The department said it extended the deadline in order to give manufacturers ample time to comply as the rule will be enforced strictly. Spokesperson for the DFTQC Purna Chandra Wasti said they had extended the deadline at the request of bottling plants. “The manufacturers said that they had not been able to obtain adequate quantities of printed shrink wraps within the time provided by the department,” he said. Manufacturers will also be required to print the brand name and licence number on the shrink wrap. Presently, manufacturers have been using normal caps and not sealed caps on water bottles. This has allowed unscrupulous retailers to refill empty jars themselves instead of sending them back to the factory. The new provision is expected to control sales of adulterated and impure water.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.