Bhairahawa has developed several large pharmaceutical factories that yield a revenue worth 15 billion annually. These pharmaceutical industries are a source of livelihood for almost 2,500 individuals. Lumbini province has developed 14 large factories that are responsible for manufacturing allopathic as well as ayurvedic medicines. Asian Pharmaceuticals, Nepal’s largest pharmaceutical factory, manufactures around 280 different types of drugs. While the medicinal drugs are sold across the country, Nepal also makes a bulky amount of money by exporting them. In 2020-2021, Nepal sold pharmaceutical drugs for Rs. 30.66 billion.
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