Dhangadhi: Bajura's organically grown onions, cultivated in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality, have made their debut in the market of Kailali. These premium onions, originating from the Bahun village within Swamikartik Rural Municipality, were transported to the agricultural wholesale market at Attaria for sale on a recent Tuesday.
The endeavor to bring these onions to Attaria received essential support from the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture, and Cooperatives of the Far West, exemplifying the collaborative efforts in promoting local produce. Swamikartik Rural Municipality and Badimalika Municipality within Bajura District also lent their support for marketing and promotional activities. The Karthik Swamy Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society played a pivotal role in the collection and transportation process.
Min Prasad Jaisi, the head of Krishi Gyan Kendra Bajura, revealed that approximately 200 quintals of onions were cultivated in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality, with about 45 quintals transported to Attaria on the day of the market debut. However, he noted that transportation had been delayed due to inadequate road infrastructure, necessitating the storage of onions for an extended period following damage to rural roads during the onion production season, caused by heavy rainfall.
Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Rameshwar Chaudhary, emphasized the commitment of the state government to support local onion marketing and assured that there were no hurdles in Far West when it came to marketing locally sourced products. Furthermore, he instructed the knowledge center to facilitate and streamline marketing efforts. Chaudhary encouraged the sale and consumption of locally grown agricultural products, highlighting their inherent health benefits and organic quality.