Orange production has increased in Syangja this year. The district produced 22,500 tons of oranges this year. Chief of the AKC Syangja, Binod Hamal said the district produced orange worth more than one billion rupees. According to him, the district exported oranges worth Rs 570 million last year.
“The production rate this year is 15 tons per hectare. It was 10 tons per hectare last year. The increase in orange production is 5 tons per hectare compared to the previous year,” Hamal said.
Orange orchards cover 2,000 hectares area in Syangja. Hamal, the AKC Syangja Chief, claimed that Syangja district has the largest area of orange orchards and the highest production throughout the country. Oranges are being sold at Rs 65 per kilogramme. Its price was Rs 50 per kg in the last week of October.
[ Rs 100 = €0,74 ]