Thursday, June 21, 2012


According to Ministry of Agriculture Development, the country require 74,000 tons of paddy seeds for its cultivation in around 1.5 million hectares of land but the nation is falling short of 7,000 tons of paddy seeds every year. Meanwhile, farmers of five districts (Kavre, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Ramechhap and Okhaldhunga) in central Nepal staged protests against the short supply of chemical fertilizers in the market. It is estimated that these districts need 15,000 tons of urea and 1500 tons of Diammonium Phosphat (DAP).
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