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Agreement on marketing of organic produces in Arghakhanchi



Sandikharka, June 12: The organic goods produced by farmers in Arghakhanchi district will fetch good price and a get a market, thanks to the agreement for facilitation between the local government in the district and the Janata Agro and Forestry Limited Kathmandu.

Sandhikharka municipality and Panini rural municipality signed an agreement with the Janata Agro and Forestry Limited Kathmandu as per which the company will market the organic products of the two local levels at support price.

Rajendra Bhattarai, Chief of Sandhikharka Municipality’s Agriculture Department, shared that the company will purchase the local organic produces at a reasonable price.

Groups of farmers have been formed at various local levels to promote cultivation of organic vegetables and fruits and to move ahead in the direction of earning livelihood and boosting local production, said Krishna Prasad Shrestha, Mayor of Sandhikharka municipality.

Mayor Shrestha, Panini rural municipality’s Vice-Chairperson Narmada Poudel and Paban Kumar Golyan, Chairperson of the Company, signed the agreement which is expected to encourage local farmers to produce organic items, thereby contributing to the sustainable livelihood for farmers.

The company has also expressed interest in buying turmeric, zinger, Sichuan pepper, coffee, chhurpi (hardened cheese), walnut and cow ghee among other food items, said Bhoj Bahadur Shah, Vice-President of the Company.

The company also aims to use local raw materials, promote local products as well as native crops, added Shah. #rss


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