The orange farmers in Gorkha district have earned Rs 260 million this year by selling orange. The amount is more by Rs 50 million compared to the last year.
It is said that more orange farming, better production and increased price contributed to the farmers’ better earning.
The farmers in Tanglichowk, Ghairung, Makaisingh, Phujel, Bakrang, Taple, Phinam, Nareshwor, Deurali, Chhoprak, Harmi and other areas have made good income from orange farming.
Senior Agricultural Development Officer Tirtha Kumar Shrestha said that orange farming is done in 1,023 hectares of land.
Shrestha said that per kg orange was sold for Rs 40 in the district this year.
The orange produced in the district is supplied to Pokhara, Chitwan, Kathmandu and other cities of the country and the demand of orange produced in Manakamana is very high, it is said. RSS
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