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KATHMANDU: In the first eight months of the current fiscal year, Nepal has imported paddy and rice worth about Rs 37 billion from different countries.
According to the Department of Customs, the paddy and rice of that price were imported in the period from July 16 to March 14.
The department records show that paddy and rice worth Rs 36.76 billion entered Nepal during the period.
According to the customs department, Nepal imported rice worth Rs 22.75 billion in the last eight months. That is the price of 434.132 kg of rice.
In the same period, Nepal has imported paddy worth Rs. 14.77 billion from different countries. The department informed that 477.31 million kg of paddy came to Nepal at that price.
Paddy and rice enter Nepal from India, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, USA, Italy, UK, Vietnam, and Australia.
Paddy worth Rs 13.97 billion has entered Nepal from India alone. At the same time, Nepal imported rice worth Rs 22.57 billion from India.
In the last eight months, rice worth Rs. 175.87 million has come to Nepal from the United States.