Tripurasundari Municipality to buy locally produced grapes

Published On: August 12, 2023 02:17 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

JAJARKOT, Aug 12: The Tripurasundari Municipality in Dolpa district has decided to buy the grapes produced by local farmers, thereby relieving them of the compulsion to seek market for their produces.

The grapes commercially cultivated at Tripurakota, Galli, Ralli, Khadang and Foil among others places in the district would be bought by the local level for Rs 80 per kg, said Mayor Jana Chandra Rokaya.

Rokaya shared that the municipality decided to do so considering the fact that farmers were bearing a huge loss due to lack of market. Plan is afoot to make juice out of the procured grapes and sell it, according to him.

The payment for the purchase of grapes would be made in lump sum at the rate of Rs 80 per kg. The farmers no longer have to worry about finding a market and reasonable price for their produce, he said.

The municipality has estimated that some Rs 1 million would be spent while buying grapes directly from the producers.

Grape farmer Kamal Hamal said that the municipality's decision had elated them for, he added, in lack of consumers, they had to either sell the grapes for lesser price or distribute them for free.

Former mayor late Om Bahadur Budha had brought the sapling of grapes from Nashik in India and distributed to the farmers here so as to promote commercial farming of grapes in the locality as well as to make the locality self-sufficient in fruits.


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