JUMLA, August 20: Jumla apples are facing the problem of branding as the farmers in the district have been sending them in foreign-made carton boxes because they haven’t yet received carton boxes with ‘Organic Jumli Apples’ imprints that the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) was supposed to provide them with a subsidy.
JUMLA, June 26: Dhanlaxmi Khatri of Gothichaur-4 had produced nearly eight quintals of apples from 220 trees last year. But this year, black frost has destroyed buds much to the dismay of farmers like Dhanlaxmi.
JUMLA, Aug 31: Last year, Rama Bhandari, a local of Patmara VDC in Jumla district, produced 900 kg of apples and earned Rs 450,000. That money enabled her to pay for her children's education and purchase kitchen necessities like salt and oil throughout the year.