Bikas Udhyami hands over agricultural data to ministry

Published On: September 27, 2017 02:45 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Bikas Udhyami, a private company, handed over an excel file of agriculture statistics to the Ministry of Agricultural Development amid a function in Kathmandu on Monday.

The company's CEO, Santosh Gartaula handed over the file to Ram Krishna Regmi, senior statistician at the Ministry of Agricultural Development. The files contain agricultural statistics from previously published, but now gone out of print rare books, reads a statement jointly issued by the ministry and the company. 

Udhyami's Nepal in Data team entered and cleaned the data after the ministry initiated an effort a few months back to convert the old data and statistics books into the electronic format. 

The electronic file covers the available 12 major agricultural indicators like Cash Crops, Egg Production, Fishery, Food Crops, Food Security etc. since 1968.

With this handover, the reuse and sharing of data will be easier for the ministry and will help in the formulation and implementation of evidence-based agricultural policies.

“It will also help researchers, who want to do a comparative study of Nepal's agricultural sector,” the statement said.

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