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Agricultural land, Nepal
The irrigated cropland in the basins of the Asian rivers originating in the Himalayas
that are most dependent upon the mountains for water flow,
comprises approximately 857,830,000 ha. Water from the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and the central
Asian mountain region thus supports the production of over
500 million tonnes of cereals per year, equivalent to nearly
55% of Asia’s cereal production and 25% of the world production today.