Nepalis eating less rice compared to a decade ago
Jan 17, 2018-Nepalis are eating less rice compared to a decade ago as changes in eating and spending habits take hold.
According to a journal entitled Food Security in South Asia and Self-Reliance in Paddy published by the Ministry of Agricultural Development, rice consumption per capita was recorded at 87.75 kg per year in 2011-13, down from 99 kg in 1999-2001. The journal attributed the drop to changing eating habits of Nepalis due to a burgeoning middle class.
Rice consumption per capita hit a record low of 82 kg per year in 1970-72, before jumping to 106 kg in 1989-91, according to the publication.