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Arrangement to be made to wear Nepali dress twice a week in all State bodies: Minister Bhandari



Damodar Bhandari

Kathmandu, March 29: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Damodar Bhandari said that the government was mulling to put in place a policy of wearing locally-made Nepali dress to work twice a week.

At an interaction organized by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) at Mahalaxmi Municipality in Lalitpur today, Minister Bhandari shared that the Nepali native dress will be worn by all ministers in the first phase.

Stating that the incumbent government was aiming to boost domestic production, Bhandari reiterated that they were introducing the policy of putting on Nepali attires from head to toe in all State organs twice a week.

Initially, ministers would wear such attires and parliamentarians and people’s representatives will follow suit.”

The new arrangement will be enforced after conducting a study into Nepali domestic market and increasing the market accordingly, the Minister informed.

Lamenting that the imports were higher than export in Nepali market, he assured that the incumbent government would focus on export promotion.

According to him, the prime aim of the government was to dispel despair among the people and instill hope among them. He shared that the ‘Start-up policy’ would be enforced within few days to boost domestic production.

He added that a procedure would be endorsed by the next cabinet meeting to make the Prime Minister Domestic Production and Consumption Increment Programme more effective in upcoming fiscal year.

Bemoaning that Nepali products were not getting a good market, he pledged to run training and skills for aspiring entrepreneurs to operate export-oriented enterprises. #nepal


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