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Crop Situation Update: Ammendment to the Crop Situation Update June 2011
This amendment has been prepared to reflect the preliminary results of the 2011 National Population Census (NPC), released by the Central Bureau of Statistics in September 2011. According to the preliminary results, the population of Nepal has reached 26,620,809 with a population growth rate of 1.4 percent per annum.
Updated population figures have an impact on the edible cereal requirements for Nepal (191 kg per person per year on average), which have been calculated based on the original population count of the 2001 NPC, using an estimated population growth rate of 2.25 percent per annum.
Due to the lower than estimated population number and the resulting lower edible cereal requirements, the amended national food balance situation shows a larger surplus for the crop year 2010/11 than previously published in the Crop Situation Update (June 2011): 443.1 thousand MT against 110 thousand MT.