Nepal: Growers worried over marigold flowers wilting in field

Farmers engaged in commercial farming of marigold flowers in the district have been worried after they did not get an adequate market for their product.

The flower that is left after Tihar and Chhath festivals is getting wilted.

Dal Bahadur Adhikari from Birtamod municipality-9 had cultivated marigold flowers in more than one bighas of land. He was excited to do commercial farming of flowers after he made most of the product grown in 10 katthas of land last year. But, the expansion of investment failed to ensure good returns.

He shared the plight that the flower imported from India dominated the market on the eve of the Tihar festival. "I had heard the marigold flower, including garlands made of paper, won't be imported, but it was the reverse," Adhikari said, adding that huge imports shadowed the locally produced flowers.


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