Production of cinnamon leaves booms in Palpa

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Production of cinnamon leaves has increased in the district with farmers opting for commercial cultivation of the cinnamon lately, claimed the District Forest Office.

A total of 11,81,835 kgs of cinnamon leaves and peels (993,711 kilograms of cinnamon leaves and 188,124 kilograms of peels) have been exported to India from the district in the fiscal year 2015/16, said Rama Shrestha, section officer of the DFO.

Earlier in the last FY, Rs 5,04,65,400 worth of the spicy plant leaves and Rs 1,08,81,200 worth of its peels were

Koldanda, Dobhan, Jhadewa, Gothadi, Satyawati, Baldegadhi and Bhuvanpokhari VDCs are the places where farmers have grown the spicy plant in community and private forests.

Each kilogram of cinnamon leaves costs Rs 50 to Rs 55 in the local market while same amount of its peels is bought for Rs 80 to Rs 100.

Local people said many farmers have started growing cinnamon trees lately for it gives good profit. RSS

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