KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Goats are being unloaded from a vehicle as the state owned company Nepal Food Management and Trading Company (FTMC) plans to start selling it from Saturday.
On Friday afternoon, a total of 700 goats arrived in Kathmandu. They will be sold in the market from tomorrow. The company is planning to bring 2,000 goats for the Dashain festival. Demands for meat products rise high during Dashain as people consume more goat meat at the time.
Although the local demand of mountain goats used to be met through import from Tibet in the past, the closure of the border with China to contain the spread of COVID-19 has made it difficult to import them this year.
Here are some pictures taken by Republica Photojournalist Monika Malla in Kathmandu: