Lalitpur, 27th January, 2015 : Some 150,000 red roses are being imported to the country from neigbouring India, in consideration of the upcoming Valentine’s Day.
The number of people observing this day is on the rise while production of the red rose used as a symbol of expression of love is not pursuant to its demand, thereby leading to its import, says Kumar Kasajoo of Floriculture Association Nepal.
Around 200,000 red roses were sold during the Valentine’s Day on February 14 last year. Among them, some 100,000 roses were domestically grown, he said.
Considering the rise in demand by 15 per cent, preparations are being made for importing around 150,000 roses this valentine.
Red rose is presently grown commercially in all the three districts of Kathmandu valley and some districts in the Tarai. A rose is sold for Rs. 50 to 60 per piece, according to the Association.
Source : RSS