Amidst the richness of local cuisines present nationwide, “daal-bhat” remains the staple food common to the overall Nepali taste. In this context, the ban on the export of non-Basmati white rice by India on July 20 has raised grave concerns over the security of the regular diet of the Nepali people.

The increasing volume of imports in our agrarian country is a cause for serious concern. Nepal, known for its rich agricultural heritage, has experienced a steady decline in paddy plantation, leading to a growing dependence on foreign imports. This worrisome trend demands immediate attention from the government authorities, urging them to take proactive measures to revive and promote the agricultural sector.

Boosting domestic agricultural production is not a choice; it is an imperative for our nation's security, stability, and economic prosperity. The time has come for the government to translate its promises into meaningful action and seize this opportunity to transform our agricultural sector and pave the way for a self-reliant and prosperous Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The government claims to have facilitated domestic agricultural production to increase employment opportunities, but the budget allocation for the sector might not help meet the government targets, say agricultural analysts.

KATHMANDU, June 2: In last year’s budget and programs, Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada had made an ambitious announcement that the country will be self-reliant in agricultural production by Fiscal Year 2020/2021. He had further announced that the country will double agro produce by the end of Fiscal Year 2022/23.

Reducing food loss

April 2, 2019 01:00 am

Nepal lacks specific policy to address food loss. Most programs focus on boosting agricultural production and increasing farm productivity

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The government has brought a strategy of providing irrigation facility on additional 44,500 hectares area in the next three years.