The crisis triggered by Nepal allegedly banning direct entry of fruits & vegetables from India at Sonauli on the Indo-Nepal border is likely to be resolved
in a few days.
Hundreds of trucks loaded with the perishable items have been stuck at the border. Sources said officials from both countries recently met at Bhairawan
in Nepal & agreed to set up laboratories on the borders to check any chemical contamination in fruits & vegetables.
Nepal officials, however, have denied that they had blocked entry of fruits & veggies from the Indian side. Earlier, reports had said that Nepal government
on June 17 all of a sudden stopped entry of truck insisting that the eatables be tested first for artificial colours. This had led to a long queue of trucks
in Maharajganj district.
Since the consignments were perishable, a few truckers sold the goods at throwaway prices. The nearest laboratory in Nepal is in Kathmandu, testing there
takes at least 2 days.
Narsingh Pandey, the Maharajganj district president of Hindu Yuva Vahini, smelled a conspiracy by the Nepal government to stop the entry of Indian vegetables
He demanded that labs be set up at the border itself. Watch full news along with video right here: