Domestic Industry Festival, Organic Agriculture Fair-2079 to be held in February


By A Staff
Kathmandu, Jan. 5: 16th
International Trade Fair, Domestic Industry Festival and Organic Agriculture
Fair-2079 have been scheduled to be held in Kathmandu from the first week in

The Federation
of Nepal Household and Small Industries organizes the fair every year with the
aim of promoting domestic production. However, it was postponed for the past
three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at
a press meet in Kathmandu on Thursday Umesh Prasad Singh, president of the
Federation, said that the exhibition will reflect the more than six lakh micro,
domestic and small industries and entrepreneurs involved in agricultural
business across the country.

use Nepalese products, let’s be proud of being Nepalese” is the slogan of
the exhibition, he said adding that the fair would showcase the products of
industries in comparative advantage areas and promote business.

He also said
highlighting domestic products produced by small-scale industries in Nepal
would be the attraction of the exhibition.

According to
him, entrepreneurs from Nepal and SAARC countries including India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh and China will participate in the exhibition. It is expected that
200 stalls will be arranged in the exhibition and more than two lakh visitors
will visit the fair. “It is predicted that there will be an economic turnover
of more than 70 million rupees during the fair,” he added.

In order to
make Nepal’s organic products export-oriented and to attract international
businessmen, the government of Nepal is encouraging organic products and
consumers are also aware of consuming such products. Chairman Singh informed
that in collaboration with the Organic Association, organic agricultural
products will be exhibited through a separate pavilion.

The aim of
the Organic Agriculture Fair is to promote the market of organic products by
developing a common platform of producers and consumers to support the organic
campaign by giving information to the general public about organic products and
to increase public awareness of pure food and healthy life. According to the
organizers, the organization will support the national and international
marketing of the products, bring producers and consumers together in one place,
minimize the price difference and provide organic products at reasonable prices,
and interact with the stakeholders on organic issues.

Association of Nepal, Government of Nepal, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and
Supply – Trade and Export Promotion Center, Ministry of Women, Children and
Senior Citizens, Bagmati Provincial Government, Sudur Paschim Provincial
Government etc. will remain. Likewise, other government agencies and
non-governmental organizations will be its promoters and supporters.

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