Nepal: Salarhi District exports vegetables worth Rs 3 billion

Lalbandi is a municipality in Sarlahi District in the Janakpur Zone of south-eastern Nepal. The district has exported vegetables worth more than Rs. 3 billion rupees in the fiscal year 2019/20. The vegetables were produced in Lalbandi, Iswarpur and Hariwan municipalities.

Vegetables worth Rs. 3 billion (€21.6 million) were sold from the vegetable centre point in Lalbandi, according to Agro Market Management Committee. More than 50 per cent of the exported vegetables included tomatoes, with Lalbandi now being known as the zone for tomatoes.

Other vegetables included parbal, long beans, ladyfinger, cauliflower, cabbage, brinjal, green gourd, pumpkin, radish among others. With notable income from vegetable farming, the number of locals joining commercial farming is increasing in the district, according to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Sarlahi.

Source: nepal24hours.com


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