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Nepal:

 
 

1.    

Overview:

a.       Total Area: 147,181 sq. km.

b.      Total Population: 30,430,267 (July 2013 est.)

                                                               i.      Total labour force-  12.41 millions

                                                             ii.      Agricultural labor force – 11.54 millions (2013)

c.       GDP:  $ 18.7 billion (2012 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 4.9% (2012 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $ 1,500 (2012 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                               i.      agriculture: 38.1%

                                                             ii.      industry: 15.3%

                                                            iii.      services: 46.6% (2012 est.)

g.       Unemployment rate: 46% (2008 est.)

h.      People under poverty line: 25.2% (2011)

i.        Industries: tourism, carpets, textiles; small rice, jute, sugar, and oilseed mills; cigarettes, cement and brick production

j.        Industrial production growth rate: 3% (2012 est.)

Trade:

k.       Total Exports: $ 1.004 billion (2012 est.)

l.        Exports commodities: clothing, pulses, carpets, textiles, juice, pashima, jute goods

m.    Export partners: India 59.1%, US 9.3%, Germany 4.1% (2012)

n.      Total Import: $5.951 billion (2012 est.)

o.      Imports commodities: petroleum products, machinery and equipment, gold, electrical goods, medicine

p.      Import partners: India 52.3%, China 33.6% (2012)

q.      CO2 emissions: 0.15 mt. (2010)

Climate, Land & Agriculture:

r.        Climate: Varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south.

s.       Total Agricultural Land Area: 42,100 sq. km (in 2011)

t.        Land Use:

                                                               i.      Arable land: 16%

                                                             ii.      Permanent crops: 0.8%

                                                            iii.      Others: 83.2% (2011)

u.      Major Agricultural commodities: pulses, rice, corn, wheat, sugarcane, jute, root crops; milk, water buffalo meat.

 

Major Industrial Activities (agricultural/industrial activity where jute can be used): Carpets, textiles; jute, cigarettes.

 

Environmental information & data:

Plastic facts:

  Plastic bags were introduced into Nepal in the 1980s and have been used in shops and markets ever since.

  Kathmandu has one European-style supermarket chain, the Blue Bird Department Store. It has 50 outlets throughout the city, each store estimates it gives away about 300 plastic bags a day, that means 15,000 plastic bags daily from Blue Bird Department Store.

Other polution

  Gorak Shep – the village just below Everest base camp – was the most polluted place trewn with plastic bottles, bags, empty cans and oxygen cylinders.

  Since 1999, the city of Hetauda in central Nepal has run programs, largely supported by local people, that strongly discourage the use of plastic bags;

  To the people of Nepal, the health of the environment seems to run second to the survival of the economy, which has been struggling for decades.

 

Nepal and Environment

  "From mid June 2009, Bhat-Bhateni is promoting the "Just Say No to Plastic Bags" campaign along with Kathmandu University and Nagarik & República. Customers wishing to use plastic bags will be charged Rs. 1 per bag while the environmentally friendly bag will be available for Rs. 15.

  On February 19th 2012 in Kathmandu, Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) launched the campaign to DECLARE Nepal’s Trekking Areas and National Parks a Plastic Bag Free Zone  among influential trekking agents, members of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), civil  servants, trekking guides, and various other NGOs involved in Health and Tourism.

 

Jute Statistics:

Production, Area and Yield of Jute, kenaf & allied fibre (4th highest jute producing country):

 

Year

Production (’000 tonnes)

Area (’000 Ha.)

Yield (Tonne/Ha.)

2009/10

17.7

11.7

1.51

2010/11

14.4

13.1

1.1

2011/12

15

10.6

1.42

2012/13

15

10.6

1.42

 

Export of products of Jute, kenaf & allied fibre (4th highest exporting country):

 

Year

Quantity (’000 tonnes)

2009/10

19.8

2010/11

34.6

2011/12

13.2

2012/13

15

 

 

 

Other information

Jute Mills in Nepal

Sl.

Mills

Year of Estd.

Annual Production MT

1

Biratnagar Jute Mills Ltd.

1936

14,000

2

Sri Raghupati Jute Mills Ltd.

1946

12,500

3

Guheshwari Twine Plant (P) Ltd.

1981

6,000

4

Nepal Jute Industries (P) Ltd.

1982

6,300

5

C. M. Jute Mills (P) Ltd.

1990

6,600

6

Arihant Multi Fibres Ltd.

1992

25,000

7

Baba Jute Mills (P) Ltd.

1993

7,000

8

Pathibhara Jute Mills (P) Ltd.

1993

1,500

9

Nikki Jute Mills (P) Ltd.

1995

1,500

10

Swastik Jute Mills (P) Ltd.

2001

6,600

 

 

 

Total:       87,000

 

Nepal and International Organizations

At present, Nepal holds membership of 52 International Organizations and maintains relations with many Non-Governmental Organizations worldwide. Through its activities, Nepal has been playing an increasingly important role within the UN as a member of the UN Security Council, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNMIL, UNMISS, UNMIT, UNOCI, UNTSO etc.

International organization that Nepal has membership:

ADB, BIMSTEC, CP, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MINURSO, MINUSTAH, MONUSCO, NAM, OPCW, SAARC, SACEP, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNMIL, UNMISS, UNMIT, UNOCI, UNTSO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

 

Associate Members:

  • Nepal Jute Mills Association (NJMA)

Golchha House, Main Road, Biratnagar, P O Box No. 25, Nepal

Tel: 00 977-21-5256 27, 528673

Fax: 00 977-21-524395

E-mail: rkg@golchha.com; brt@golchha.com

Activity: An Association of Nepal Jute Mills working for the improvement of Nepal Jute Sector

 

  • Arihant Multi-Fibre Limited

                Golcha House, Main Road, P.O. Biratnagar, Nepal

                Tel: 00 977-25-540 185, 541 029, 540 385

                Fax: 00 977-25-5400 16

                E-mail: amfl@wlink.com.np; golchhabrt@gmail.com

                Website: www.golchha.com

                 Activity: Produces different types of jute products.

§  Jute Research Programme

Itahari -8, District: Sunsari, Zone: Koshi

Under Nepal Agricultural Research Council(NARC), Nepal

Tel: 025-581018

Cell: 9752009225

Fax: 025-586795

Email: bpchdhry@yahoo.com; ednarc@ntc.net.np; pcdnarc@ntc.net.np

Activity: An autonomous organization under to conduct agricultural research in the country to uplift the economic level of the people.

§  Biratnagar Jute Mills Limited

Biratnagar-20,Rani, Nepal

Phone : +977 21 435058

Cell    : +977 9802051470

Email: biratjute@gmail.com

Activity: Produces yarn and fabric.

 

Jute Industries and Traders:

 

Sl.

Name

Address

1.

Ambika

Jhochhen, Kathmandu Phone : 222256

2.

Asahi Overseas Traders

JPO Box: 2327 New Road, Kathmandu Phone : 272504, 23010, 230933

3.

Ashok Trading Concern

Indrachowk, Kathmandu, 
Phone : 221586

4.

Atlantic Trading Concern

PO Box: 10807 Pani Pokhari, Kathmandu, 
Phone : 411828, 423265

5.

B.K. International

PO Box: 677 Bag Bazar, Kathmandu Phone : 223029, 227237, 230243

6.

Baba Enterprises

PO Box: 692 Gucha Tole, Kathmandu Phone : 249167, 249199, 225036

7.

Balaju Enterprises

PO Box: 2439 Wotu tole, Kathmandu Phone : 220174, 423174

8.

Bhudeo Khadya Udyog

Ganabahal, Kathmandu 
Phone : 250001, 250004

9.

Bijaya Enterprises

PO Box: 558 New Road, Kathmandu 
Phone : 222529

10.

Binit Enterprises

Makhan tole,  Kathmandu 
Phone : 223112

11.

Brighter Industries (P) Ltd.

PO Box: 197 Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu 
Phone : 411093, 413543

12.

Chhagan Mall Traders

PO Box: 1130 New Road, Kathmandu 
Phone : 222155, 223068

13.

Chhyangle Trade Links

Exhibition Road, Kathmandu, Phone : 228457

14.

Diamond Nepal Enterprises

PO Box: 3065 New Road, Kathmandu, Phone : 224179, 410269

15.

Digo International (P) Ltd.

Wotu Tole, Kathmandu, Phone : 418089

 

 

 

 

Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives  
Address: Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1-4211706, 4211950, 4211981
Fax: 977-1- 4211935, 4211839
Email: memoac@moac.gov.np
Web: www.moac.gov.np

 

Ministry of Environment
Address: Singhdurbar, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1-(4211661, 4211709, 4211860, 4211617, 4211698, 4211641, 4211734)
Fax: 977-1-4211754
Email: info@moenv.gov.np
Web: www.moenv.gov.np
 

Ministry of Industry  
Address: Singhdurbar, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1-4211579
Fax: 977-1-4211619
Email: info@moi.gov.np
Web: www.moi.gov.np

 

IJO and IJSG Collaboration:

 

Ø  Nepal was a Member of erstwhile IJO and participated in the implementation of a number of Agricultural and Industrial projects sponsored by IJO

 

Ø  Symposiums/Meetings/Visits/Other activities:

The IJSG Secretariat organized the 6th Private Sector Consultative Board (PSCB) meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal on 24-25 November 2006. The Hon’ble Finance Minister of Nepal was the Chief Guest in the meeting. Mr. A.F.M. Sarwar Kamal, the former Secretary General of the IJSG called on the Secretary, Agriculture and Secretary, Industry, Government of Nepal to discuss the Membership issue.

 

Another PSCB meeting (Chairman & Vice-Chairmen only) was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 12 January 2010. Mr. Sudripta Roy, the former Secretary General, IJSG called on the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Secretary, Foreign Affairs, Govt. of Nepal and discussed the Membership issue.

 

Sources:

CIA – The World Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vm.html

http://faostat.fao.org/site/339/default.aspx

www.worldtravelguide.net; www.worldtravelguide.net

http://www.worldjute.com/jute_napal/nepal3.html

http://www.nepalgov.gov.np/?option=ngdir&page=ngdir

http://datamarket.com/data/set/146c/co2-emissions-metric-tons-per-capita#!display=line&ds=146c!g7i=c

 

GEJI: GEJI is an abbreviation of Global Environmental Journalism Initiative, a project started in 2008 by four Australian and five European universities that are leaders in journalism education in their countries.

 

 
 
     
     
             
 

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