Nepalgunj, Sept 13
The farmers in Banke district have worried after they could not take the vegetables to the market. The vegetables grown in various villages are not allowed to market due to the prohibitory order for long time.
“Prohibitory orders enforced in Nepalgunj, Kohalpur, Khajura and some other villages have badly disrupted the regular marketing of the local produce,” said a farmer from Kohalpur, Laxman Khadka. He shared the plight that the farmers were worried over the investment they made on vegetable production. In the present season, the vegetable is grown in 1,750 hectares of land in the district. Some 12,000 metric tons of vegetable is produced here which needs regular marketing. Gourd, squash, okra, beans, cucumber and tomato are grown as major vegetables during this season.
The farmers producing cucumber are worst hit by the prohibitory order, said Chief of Agriculture Knowledge Centre in the district, Sagar Dhakal. Although the vegetable is reached to retail market around Nepalgunj, the farmers are not able to take the produce in the markets of Kohalpur, Baijanath, Narainapur and Raptisonari.
The farmers need to be provided ‘pass’ for easy transport of their products and the efforts are underway for it, Dhakal added. Moreover, the farmers are also facing sheer inconvenience to get chemical fertilizers and insecticides.