Paddy production

Nepal’s paddy production this year at 4,130,000 metric tons is the lowest in the last five years and is down by 8.74% compared to last year. Far Western and Lumbini provinces recorded the highest decline at 31.49% and 18.38% owing to heavy pre-monsoon rains from 17-20 October when parts of western Nepal received over 100 rain in 24 hours.

Agriculture contributes to one fourth of Nepal’s GDP within which paddy plantation accounts for 15%. This year, rice was planted in an additional 4,000 hectares of land but production was lower at 3.47 metric ton per hectare.

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