Nepal being self reliant in these five products
Foreign imports have always been dominant in meeting the needs of daily essentials for Nepali people. In recent years, Nepal is gradually becoming self-reliant in five products, according to a report published by the Department of Industries. These products include Tea, Paints, Cable Wire, Footwares and Zinc Sheets.
Nepal has been producing, mainly, two types of Teas. CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) Tea is produced in Jhapa district while Orthodox Tea is produced in districts like Illam, Panchthar, Dhankuta, Therathum and Sankhuwasabha in the Hilly regions of Nepal.
There are currently 146 Tea Estates and 14,014 tea farmers in Nepal. Tea is cultivated in 16,905 hectares of land in the country.
In the fiscal year 2019/20, as many as 24,000 metric tons of tea were produce
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