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Bardiya farmers hit hard by lockdown

03 May 2020  

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BARDIYA: Farmers in Bardiya are worried about their agricultural produce not finding the market owing to the nationwide lockdown.

Watermelon, in particular, at Gulariya municipality has rotten in the farm.

As many as 55 farmers at Babai have grown watermelon in 10 bighas of land.

However, these farmers are facing difficulty to get the market for selling their produce.

Chhetra Bahadur Tharu, a local farmer, has grown watermelon in 10 kattas of land with an investment of Rs 60,000.

He is now worried about sales and distribution of the fruit due to lockdown.

Last year he had earned Rs 100,000 from his farm.

Likewise, Basanti Tharu, who has done watermelon farming in three katthas of land with an investment of Rs 3,000, is undergoing the same problem.

The local administration has allowed the market to open for three hours a day from 11 am to 2 pm to ease the supply and sale of essentials and agricultural products during lockdown.

Farmers, however, say the time set by the government for the supply and sale of agricultural products during lockdown was not enough.

Publish Date : 03 May 2020 18:00 PM

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