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JHAPA: Nepal imported vegetables and fruits worth Rs 6.29 billion through the eastern checkpoint, Kakadvitta, in one year.
Information Officer at Plant Quarantine Office, Kakadvitta, Chandra Kishor Thakur, said fresh vegetable worth Rs 3.35 billion and fruits worth Rs 2.94 billion were imported via Kakadvitta in the fiscal year 2079/80 BS.
According to the Office, 25,312 metric tons of onion worth Rs 809.9 million, 38,010 metric tons of tomato worth Rs 608.1 million and 19,988 metric tons of bitter gourd worth Rs 319.8 million were imported during the last fiscal year.
Especially, onion, tomato and bitter gourd are imported from India.
Similarly, Nepal imported 617 metric tonnes of apple worth Rs 685.8 million and 15,531 metric tons of pineapple worth Rs 621.2 million in one year.
Adhikari mentioned that 7,718 metric tonnes of orange worth Rs 370.4 million, 3,072 metric tons of grape worth Rs 196.6 million and 2,763 metric tons of pomegranate worth Rs 264.8 million were brought to Nepal via the eastern checkpoint in the last fiscal year.