EPA’s Eye In The Sky: Kathmandu, Nepal

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Farmers plant rice in a paddy field during the beginning of monsoon season in Tinpiple village, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.

The annual monsoon season in Nepal normally begins in mid-June, lasting until the end of August or early September.

The agricultural industry plays a significant role in Nepal’s Gross Domestic Product, contributing a major percentage.

It also provides employment to over 38 percent of the population and accounts for 80 percent of the value of the country’s exports.


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