BIRGUNJ, Dec 5: Potatoes stored at cold stores in Birgunj have failed to find market, causing losses worth millions to farmers and traders. Potatoes brought from the hilly regions of Nepal and imported from Punjab of India dominated the market during September and October when the potatoes in cold storage facilities were supposed to hit the market.
There are various kinds of foods in our surroundings and most of the times we tend to neglect their benefits. Taro root vegetables and sweet potato are among such neglected food items that are found during this season.
SURKHET, Aug 15: Surkhet district imports potatoes worth Rs 300,000 from India every day as local production is not sufficient to meet the demands of the district. The district is self-sufficient in other vegetable products except potato and onion, according to Surkhet Vegetable and Fruit Traders Association.