Kathmandu, August 26
Nepal’s government has decided to buy agricultural produce from the Karnali region, one of Nepal’s most under-developed areas.
The produce would be bought and sold in Kathmandu, and a programme to this effect will be implemented within this fiscal, authorities say.
According to the National Planning Commission, the government will buy millet, beans, potatoes and apples from local farmers, and sell them in Kathmandu through National Food Corporation.
The government has been distributing food aid to Karnali for a long time as the region experiences shortages. The move has been devised to increase production of food in the region itself.