Government steps back from decision to examine veggies, fruits from India

Published On: July 5, 2019 07:10 PM NPT By: Bipana Thapa

KATHMANDU, July 5: The government has stepped back from the decision to examine the vegetables and fruits that are imported from India.

Following the concerns from the Indian authority, the government decided to withdraw the decision to quarantine test and examine pesticide residue to be done at the customs point while importing fruits and vegetables. The cabinet meeting of Thursday took the decision citing the lack of a well-equipped modern lab, according to a source.

The government had published a notice in the Gazette on June 17 and decided to conduct a test of the vegetables and fruits after receiving complaints that the products imported from India were contaminated with pesticides.


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