September 22, 2021 | Investopaper
The study report on the provincial economic activity published by Nepal Rastra Bank has shown that the banks have given priority to investment in industrial development at the state level.
The banks have significant investments in the industrial sector in Bagmati Province. Due to the high industrial capacity and demand, the banks are increasing in the industrial development of this state. According to a study conducted by the central bank last Poush, banks have invested Rs 782.92 billion in Bagmati. The industrial sector accounts for 37.6 percent.
Kathmandu has the highest loan investment of Rs 671.72 billion (85.8 percent). Rasuwa district has the lowest investment of Rs 440 million (0.06 percent).
Gandaki has the highest industrial potential and Karnali has the lowest. There are no big industries in Karnali. The industrial capacity of the region is low as there are only small industries such as oil mills and yarn making. About Rs 6.69 billion has been invested in small scale industries in Karnali.
After Bagmati, banks have invested Rs 128.46 billion and Rs 114.24 billion in the industrial development of Province 1 and Lumbini. The industrial sector in the far-western state has received Rs 23.92 billion loan investment from banks. Similarly, banks have floated Rs 58.55 billion in the industrial sector of Gandaki.