Kathmandu,30 Jan 2015: Nepal’s trade deficit with India in the six months of the current fiscal year has exceeded Rs. 3.85 billion.
Chair of Parliamentary Agriculture and Water Resources Committee, Gagan Thapa, shared information about this at the second national fish festival and national conference that kicked off in the capital Friday.
Agriculture is the best means for reducing country’s trade deficit with India and it should be promoted, he said.
National Planning Commission member Bharatendra Mishra inaugurated the festival. ‘Development of fisheries, base of prosperous nation’ is the main theme of the three-day festival where people interested in fishery can get information about it.
Fishmongers from 25 districts are taking part in the festival taking place in New Baneswor with support of Directorate of Fisheries Development, Nepal Agricultural Research Council and Forestry University.
The festival comprises 53 stalls showcasing information related to fishery and various varieties of fish.