The Provincial Economic Activities Study Report, 2020/21 published by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) shows that the area under food crop cultivation has increased by 2.69 percent and the production by 6.52 percent in the province.
However, the report shows the production of vegetables has decreased by 2.26 percent. The vegetable production in the province during the corresponding period last fiscal year had increased by 25 percent reports khabarhub.com
The report states that the highest vegetable production in the province was reported in the Salyan district and the lowest is Humla district.
The study concluded that the decrease in vegetable production was due to the lockdown and restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 risk.