Farmers growing tomatoes in one part of Nepal can’t sell them at normal prices

The Emerald, Jan. 31: Farmers in Sarlahi district are unable to sell their tomatoes at normal prices as Indian tomatoes are being marketed in many parts of Nepal.

Farmers in the area say that a 25-kilogram box of tomatoes, which previously cost 1,200 rupees, is now being sold at a price of 150 to 200 rupees per box, or about 6 to 8 rupees per kilogram, as a large number of Indian tomatoes are being imported into Nepal’s Lalbandi, a major market, and sold across the country. Even then, there are no traders to buy them and the production cost cannot be recovered.

Source: Economic and Commercial Section, Embassy in Nepal

Post time: Feb-16-2023