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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Far East 1953

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.

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Nepal

The economy of Nepal is primarily agricultural. Forests, occupying three quarters of the area, provide an important source of revenue and exports; rice, jute, and oil seeds are also exported in exchange for consumer goods, chiefly from India. Modern industries are extremely limited, and modern means of transport inadequate. The government has recently appointed an Economic Development Committee which has prepared a draft development plan, but limitation of resources, despite assistance from India and the United States, severely restricts the scope of action.

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