An industry within the premises of Special Economic Zone in this file photo.
September 30: The industries that had lowered their production significantly due to the lockdown and restriction for the past six months have gradually started to increase their production.
Industries and factories produced only 15 to 25 percent of their full capacity during the lockdown period. However, they have increased their production by up to 60 percent of their capacity after the one-month restriction was lifted on September 20.
The government finally lifted the lockdown, which was in force since March 24, and the subsequent restriction on September 20.
Rajesh Agrawal, managing director of RMC Group, informed that the industrial and business sector, which have been reeling under the effect of lockdown for about six, can now finally pick up pace within a month and a half.
Agarwal, who is also the vice-president of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), informed that the industrial sector can now pick up pace as all kinds of industrialists have agreed to engage in production by following the security protocols set by the government.
RMC Group, which has been producing construction materials including Palpa Cement, is currently producing only 25 to 30 percent of the total capacity. "The production of the materials will be increased after Dashain," Agrawal informed.