Rukum, 31 October 2014Â : Farmers of Garayala VDC in Rukum district are drawn towards asparagus cultivation after they started making good income from this as compared to other crops
Lal Bahadur Oli, Balaram Pun and Tilak Oli of Garayala-1, have started getting good income from asparagus farming. They have started the asparagus farming at their own farm.
The farmers have been more excited towards asparagus farming as the demand of asparagus is high in the district and consumers themselves reached to the farm to buy it.
Farmers of other VDCs have also started planting saplings of asparagus after collecting them from nearby jungle after being impressed from the asparagus farming started in Garayala VDC.
The farmers of Garayala VDC earn up to Rs 500,000 annually from asparagus farming. The asparagus is also exported to foreign countries.
General people have now been attracted towards the asparagus farming as it is useful in treatment of different diseases including fever, dry cough, heart disease, gastric and jaundice.