The recent upheaval in the Kathmandu Valley's vegetable markets, specifically the shortage of potatoes and onions, demands urgent attention from the government authorities. While the decision to impose Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported vegetable items like potatoes and onions may not be inherently flawed, the chaos ensuing from its implementation necessitates a careful reevaluation of the strategy.

KATHMANDU, April 7: In a bid to minimize crowding at the Balkhu and Kalimati vegetable market, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has assigned 11 various places as a vegetable sales outlets.