Marigold worth Rs 4 million imported in eastern Nepal

Published On: October 31, 2016 07:34 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 31: Majority of the Marigold used during Tihar festival here are imported from neighboring India.

As in the previous years a large quantity of the flower was imported this year. Marigold worth Rs 4 million was imported from India via Biratnagar, according to flower trader Shambhu Prasad Singh. The local production meets only 25 per cent of the total demand.

Flowers here are usually imported from Kolkata and Siligudhi of India. A Marigold flower garland that would cost Rs 50 in other times is being sold for Rs. 70 presently, according to the consumers. RSS

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