Lentil Promotion Program

Lentil is the major pulse in terms of both production quantity and area. It covers more than 60 percent of the total pulses produced in Nepal. The Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS) has prioritized lentil as one of the 19 commodities with export potential in Nepal. Despite a high export potential, there are many constraints that are limiting the production and export of lentils. Hence to promote quality lentil production and export, Crop Development Directorate started Lentil Promotion Program from 2013/14.


  • To increase production and productivity of lentil through improved technologies dissemination
  • To promote export through marketing facilitation


  • Farmers/Groups/Cooperative selection
  • Trainings
  • Interaction workshop between stakeholders
  • Rhizobium distribution (100 % subsidy)
  • Improved seed distribution (50 % price subsidy)
  • 100 % improved seed transportation subsidy
  • Seed production using DISSPRO norms
  • Pesticide distribution in 50 % subsidy
  • Equipment and materials distribution in 50% subsidy (Processing equipments, Grader, Sprayer, Seed dressing drum, Terpaulin, Super grain bag etc.)
  • Marketing supports

Implementing Districts

Saptari, Siraha, Mahottari, Dhanusa, Rautahat, Bara, parsa, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Salyan, Surkhet, Baanke, Bardia, Kailali, Kanchanpur