Nepal imports vegetables worth Rs 2 billion from India every annual festive season

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Nepal is dependent on India for the supply of vegetables during the festive season of Dashain and Tihar every year, says the central bank of country.

Nepal Rastra Bank’s data from past three years show that Nepal imports vegetables worth Rs 1 billion to 2 billion in the period of one month from mid-September to mid-October every year as the greatest festival of Nepalis, Dashain, falls in between.

While the value of annual vegetable import stands at Rs 10 billion, almost one fourth is bought in this period.

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