KATHMANDU, APRIL 4
The Government of Nepal has approved the earlier issued ordinance to regulate the sale and distribution of acid and other harmful chemicals.
The now issued Acid and Other Harmful Chemicals (Regulation) Ordinance 2077 BS mentions the provision that acid and other harmful chemicals can be sold only after duly obtaining license for the same.
Issuing a press release on Sunday, the Home Ministry informed that the industries that require usage of acid and other harmful chemicals in anyway will have to submit an application for the purpose of obtaining a license in the given format within a week.
The ordinance had proposed that the government may issue license only to industries to purchase specific type of chemicals that they need.
Similarly, sellers will have to keep a record of the amount of acid and other harmful chemicals they have sold to customers and the quantity they have in their shops.