KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The import of rice soared more than double to Rs 13.57 billion in the first four months of the current fiscal year as compared to the same period of fiscal year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, May 21: With several negative impacts on the economic activities amid the growing threat of Covid-19 across the country, the government is expected to come up with effective programs to boost the agricultural sector via the announcement of the budget for fiscal year 2020/21 that is scheduled for May 28.