India agrees to provide chemical fertilizer to Nepal in GTG

Kathmandu: India has agreed to provide chemical fertilizers to Nepal under the GTG (Government-Government) model for the next five years. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, India has agreed to the proposal made by Nepal for the purchase of fertilizer in GTG between the two countries.

The letter of agreement sent by India for the purchase of GTG fertilizer has been received by the Secretary of the Ministry, Yogendra Kumar Karki. According to the ministry, Nepal will ensure the purchase of 200,000 metric tonnes of chemical fertilizer from India every year as per the agreement of India. The ministry has stated that there will be about 70,000 metric tons of DAP and 130,000 metric tons of urea.

As soon as the agreement is reached, preparations for a MoU with India for the purchase of manure are underway, the ministry said. After the MoU between the two countries, an agreement will be signed on behalf of Nepal between the Agricultural Ingredients Company Limited and a similar level of Indian government body.

Nepal had earlier purchased only a certain amount of fertilizer from India in 2013 at GTG. Since then, Nepal has repeatedly taken the initiative for GTG, but India has not agreed.