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