Ban on clinker export goes

New Delhi, May 21:

India has decided to resume export of clinker, a raw material needed by cement factories, and cement to Nepal from today.

Issuing a notice today, the Foreign Business Directorate under the Central Ministry of Commerce said the ban was lifted by invoking the right under the Indian Business Law 1992.

Economic Minister at the Nepali embassy in New Delhi Kedar Badahur Adhikary told The Himalayan Times that India lifted the ban only for Nepal.

The export would resume today itself or tomorrow once the ministry informs all Indian government bodies concerned, the Nepal government and the border point officials about the latest decision.

The export was banned on April 11.

The ban had caused a severe cement shortage in Nepal. A few days ago, Nepali business organisations had requested the Indian embassy in Kathmandu to lift the ban.