Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Nepal
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
24/11/2015
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Government procurement, distribution, inputs, credit
Description
Announced that it would step-up purchases of local produce through state agencies for general distribution, in a bid to ease supply disruptions associated with unrest in the Terai-Madhesh region. Speculators would be penalised, with steps to boost agricultural output pursued, including by easing bottlenecks in the distribution of fertilizers, through the provision of loans/grants to farmers, along with subsidised inputs.