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TAPLEJUNG: This season’s cardamom has hit the market in Taplejung district with good price, making both farmers and traders elated.
The price of cardamom is comparatively high this year amid the decreasing trend of the product in the past few years, it is said.
Currently, the price of cardamom ranges from Rs 32,000 to Rs 35,000 per 40 kg in the local market.
The price of cardamom, the key cash crop in Taplejung, is expensive by Rs 12,000 to Rs 14,000 per 40 kg against the previous year, said Dinesh Adhikari, a local trader.
Bhadra Regmi, another trader from Phungling bazaar, seconded the statement of Adhikari while adding the farmers and traders are excited from the rising price of cardamom. Trading of cardamom for Rs 35,000 per 40 kg is a very good price, he argued.
The farmers and traders have expected that the existing rate of cardamom would continue until the last of this season.
However, the production of cardamom has sharply decreased this year, according to growers.