KATHMANDU, August 30: Nepal imported rice worth Rs 50.48 billion in the last fiscal year, which was 51.4 percent more than the expense made on the import of the same agricultural product in the previous year.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepal imported rice worth Rs 44.46 billion in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, which is 67 percent more than the annual import of the same period of the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Import of rice more than doubled in the first month of the current fiscal year, despite the government's repeated commitment to make the country self-reliant in a number of agricultural products, including the staple food.