JUMLA: The remote mountainous district Jumla is facing food crisis from the start of the new fiscal year.
The food shortage is due to the transporters' inability to supply food grains to the area.
The traders in the market here have started selling food grains at exorbitant prices.
Long queue of people can be seen at the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) from early morning waiting for their turn to buy food grains at subsidized rate.
Twenty-five kilogrammes of Sina Mansuli brand fine rice now costs Rs 1,800.
NFC Jumla branch chief Rana Bahadur Budhathoki said it has only 450 quintals of rice in stock and it would not last until the end of this month.