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launched 10 year plan to reduce depending on India for vegetable imports
published on 23rd
In a move to decrease dependence on vegetable imports from India, the Nepal Government has launched a 10 year plan on 22nd
January 2017 to boost domestic production.
This 10 year plan aims adopt modern farm techniques to boost vegetable productivity in the country and make the country self-reliant in food.
According to the report, the region imports vegetables worth 55 billion rupees every year from India.
In Nepal, the vegetable is cultivated on 4,450 hectares in Kanchanpur district and the output is 56,000 metric tons annually. But it fails to meet the demand due to which the country has to import from neighboring states.
Under the plan, Nepal aims to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat and vegetables by the end of 2017, and for paddy and potato in the next two-year, maize and fish by the next three years, fruits like bananas, papaya and litchi by four years and by the end of the plan, envisages to be self-sufficient in fruits like kiwi, apple and orange.
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