Nepal’s Baglung district has witnessed a growth of 20 percent in orange production compared to last year. This year, the farmers in the district produced around 4,380 tons of oranges.
According to chief of Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Baglung, Bhanu Bhakta Bhattarai, the farmers produced oranges worth Rs 240 million this year against Rs 200 million last year. Suitable weather patterns this year contributed to increased production. The catchment area of oranges has also increased in recent years after the declaration of orange zone under the Prime Minister Modern Agriculture Program.
Baglung Municipality, Bihun, Tityang, Bhakunde, Lekhani, Jaimini, Damek and Sarkuwa are the pocket areas for orange production in the district.
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