Farmers in Ramechhap have been at the receiving end of the restrictive order imposed by the authority to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

According to local dairy farmer Dukuna Ghimire, sale of milk has gone down by almost half the usual volume due to the prohibitory order imposed in Manthali.

"Owners of dairy industries don't buy all of our produce citing the provision of a window of just three hours for them to open their shops, which is why we're bearing a huge loss," he said.

Another farmer Keshar Shrestha lamented that they were unable to sell even half the usual amount of milk these days.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 9, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.