शनिबार, जेष्ठ १२, २०८१

Farmers in Gorkha make fortune out of orange trade

Gorkha, Dec 3: Farmers from Manakamana VDC-4, Dhadghari of Gorkha district have earned Rs 20.5 million dealing in oranges.

Some 94 farmers, who have been engaged in the commercial cultivation of orange, have earned the amount selling off the oranges for Rs 60 per kilogram.

“We sell around seven bus-loads of oranges on average in a day,” shared Rishi Bahadur Ale Magar, the Chairperson of Dhadghari cooperatives established by the farmers themselves to ease off the financial transaction.

According to the Chairperson Magar, the farmers started to pluck the oranges with the beginning of the Nepali month, Mangsir.

Asked if the local peasants were having any difficulty to get their produce to the market, Magar answered that the vendors themselves dropped at their doorstep to buy oranges.

Dhadghari, spanning across 40 hectares, has 12,000 orange plants. “One could earn Rs 10,000 from a single plant,” Magar informed.

The oranges produced here are sold in various towns nearby, including the capital, said Dil Bahadur Thapa, a farmer.

प्रकाशित मिति: बुधबार, मंसिर १७, २०७१