Pathari, 19th January,2015Â Â Paddy worth Rs 1.25 billion was imported in the eastern region from India till the date in the current fiscal year 2070/71 BS.
According to the Biratnagar Custom Office chief Rajendra Dahal, the imported amount is 51,113 metric tonnes. Last year, 10 thousand 922 metric tonnes of paddy was imported to the region.
The ratio of the imported paddy was found to have increased by five times.
The domestic paddy only meets 60 per cent of the total demand and the rest 40 per cent has to be imported from India.
Source : RSS