The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday granted an interim order in the name of the authorities to allow fruits and vegetables imported from India only just after consulting for pesticides.
One single bench of Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai granted the order after hearing 3 writ petitions which were filed against the government’s judgment of allowing the Indian fruits and vegetables to enter Nepal without assessment for pesticides.
The writ was submitted by advocates Narayan Prasad Duwadi as well as Swagat Nepal on Tuesday. Similarly, Bishnu Timalsina of the Forums for Safety of Consumer Rights had also submitted a petition on Wednesday against the government’s choice to allow vegetables and fruit without checking out.
The authorities had quit testing of the vegetables and fruit after India took a different to it. It must be noted that the Embassy of India in Kathmandu in a notice to the government had expressed issue over the checking of pesticides. The federal government had, however, said it made a decision to allow the Indian fruits and veggies into Nepal for now because of lack of infrastructure and planning. It must be noted that the government had previously made a decision to allow Indian vegetables and fruit only after testing for pesticides from the third week of June.