Vegetables are grown in different places in Sarlahi district. (File Photo for Representation)
SARLAHI: Lalbandi in Sarlahi district exported vegetables worth more than Rs 3 billion in the fiscal year 2019/20.
The vegetables were produced in Lalbandi, Hariwan and Iswarpur municipalities.
Vegetables worth Rs. 3 billion 182 million were sold from the vegetable center point in Lalbandi, according to Agro Market Management Committee.
During the year, around 119.56 kilograms of vegetables were exported from there.
Vegetables have been grown in around 1,000 bigaha of land in the municipalities.
More than 50 per cent of the exported vegetables included tomatoes, with Lalbandi now known as the pocket zone for tomatoes.
Other vegetables included long beans, ladyfinger, parbal, cauliflower, cabbage, green gourd, brinjal, radish, and pumpkin, among others.
With notable income from vegetable farming, the number of locals joining commercial farming is increasing in the district, according to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Sarlahi.