In Pictures: Protest against govt’s decision to allow FDI in agriculture

Kathmandu, January 24

Seen in the pictures below are protesters objecting the government’s decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the agricultural sector of the country.

The government had published a notice in the Nepal Gazette on January 4, paving the way for foreign investors to invest in large agricultural industries with a mandatory provision of exporting at least 75 per cent of their production.

According to the notice, FDI had been allowed for livestock farming, fisheries, bee farming, vegetables and fruits farming, oil, pulses, dairy industry, among other agricultural sectors.

However, the Supreme Court issued an interim order on Tuesday, January 19, directing the government not to implement the decision to allow foreign investment in the country’s agricultural sector.

Photos captured by photojournalist Balkrishna Thapa for The Himalayan Times -

Photo: Balkrishna Thapa/THT
Photo: Balkrishna Thapa/THT