Grape farming picks up in Banke
BANKE: Grapes have begun to ripe in the Agricultural Research Centre, Khajura, after fourteen years. Grape farmers have begun to visit the centre to acquire information on the farming. The product is easily sold as it has no pesticide used, said agriculture officers. Grape farming is new to western Terai districts.
It is a matter of happiness that locals have been visiting for information, said Grape Technical Officer Keshav Bahadur Chand.
It is believed to expand the farming. Fruit sellers of Nepalgunj and government officers also visit for information.
The centre has given sale of grapes in contract to teacher Rabi Mishra. The initial price was Rs. 110 per kg and now it has been maintained at Rs. 150. RSS