First Nepal-India Trade Fair kicks off in Uttarakhand

KANCHANPUR:  The first Nepal-India Trade Fair and Tourism Festival has begun in Dehradun, the provincial capital of Uttarakhand in India, on Sunday.

Nepali art and cultural and agricultural products, daily commodities, handicrafts and food items among others are being exhibited at the stalls in the fair. Similarly there were also stalls related with tourism information and packages.

The festival is organised by Kanchanpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur.

Organisers said that such type of expo would help reduce a huge trade deficit between the two countries and promote Nepali goods and products in Indian markets.

Such fairs provide a platform for the business community of two different localities - Kanchanpur and Dehradun - for meeting and interaction, said Janga Bahadur Malla, vice-president of Kanchanpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The festival, which is promoted by the Ministry of Commerce and Trade, the Export Promotion Center and the Nepal Tourism Board, will conclude on March 11.