KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 24
Nepal has started a dialogue with Indian authorities to purchase fertilisers from the southern neighbour under the government-to-government (G2G) model.
In this regard, a virtual joint secretary-level meeting concluded today.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) had initiated the process to import fertilisers from India via G2G process almost a year ago. However, due to several reasons the process got stalled mid-way.
However, as the ministry has committed to arrange fertilisers on time from the next fiscal year, the ministry has again started a dialogue with the Indian government, according to the MoALD . MoALD Joint Secretary Kanchan Pandey and his Indian counterpart Dharam Pal, joint secretary at the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers of India, had participated in the meeting today.
The Nepali team reminded the Indian authorities about the proposal made by Nepal last year for fertiliser import.
MoALD has also sought feedback from the Indian authorities on this proposal as soon as possible.
The ministry stated that the Indian authority has given a positive response on this matter citing that they are happy to take forth the procedures with needful discussion.
However, the next date for a meeting has no