92 thousand metric tonnes of rice in stock

May 21 : Food Management and Trading Company Limited and the private industries together have 91, 504 metric tonnes of rice in total in stock.

This was revealed in the data released by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies on Wednesday (May 20).

Of the total amount of rice in stock, the private industries hold 75 thousand metric tonnes and the government run company has the remaining 16, 504 metric tonnes.

Assistant spokesperson of the Ministry, Urmila KC, said that 843 metric tonnes of rice, 664 quintals buckwheat, 524 quintals beans, 557 metric tonnes wheat and 18 metric tonnes lentils are also in stock in 23 remote districts of the country.

Similarly, the Salt Trading Corporation has a stock of 137 thousand 966 metric tonnes of salt in stock, including 2,825 metric tonnes in the remote districts. It has 2,263 metric tonnes sugar in stock while the private sector has 63 thousand metric tonnes in stock. The Ministry stated that the private sector traders have 16 thousand 81 metric tonnes lentils and various beans in stock while 83 thousand 967 metric tonnes cooking oil is in the process of being imported.

Likewise, the Ministry stated that the Nepal Oil Corporation has 33 thousand 174 kilolitres of diesel in reserve. The Corporation had imported 932 kilolitres diesel through the Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline. The Corporation has 6,550 kilolitres petro, 2,142 kilolitres kerosene and 7,034 kilolitres aviation fuel in stock. The various LP Gas industries have 11 thousand metric tonnes cooking gas in stock.

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