Govt. decision wrong: Peasants federation

Kathmandu, July 10: The All Nepal Peasants Federation has said that the government’s action to withdraw its decision to allow vegetables and fruit imports from India only after a pesticide residual test was wrong.

A meeting of the Federation standing committee on Tuesday (July 9) said that it attention was drawn towards the communication made from the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu to stop the decision from being implemented. Even though it was reported to have been carried out without proper research and preparation, the decision of the government to examine the presence of pesticides was a right decision and in the interest of Nepali peasants and the general consumers, says a statement issued by the Coordinator of the Federation Bamdev Gautam.

The federation has also demanded with the government to resume pesticide residual test of all the vegetables and fruits imported into the country after completing all preparations for it.

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