Nepal's army urged to eat domestic chicken instead of imported meats

NEPAL - Finance Minister Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat has said with a view to promote domestic industry, the government has asked security personnel including Nepali Army to eat domestic chicken instead of goat imported from India.

According to Nepal Hatchery Industry Association, about 16 billion Nepali rupees have been invested in poultry industry and nearly 150,000 kg of chicken are produced every day in the country.

Minister Mahat was responding to businessmen's concern that the government had not done enough in the new budget—that came into effect from Monday—to support Nepali industries.

The minister had earlier said the government had made it mandatory for the armed forces to buy cloth for their uniform from Nepali textile factories with a view to promote domestic industries.

Addressing a post-budget interaction organised by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) in the capital on Monday, minister Mahat said the main theme of the new budget—that was unveiled last week—was to provide resources to the village.

"There should be no reason for anybody—except political interests—to oppose such a budget," he added. Source: NepalNews
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