Baglung: The fourth Orange Festival was organized in cooperation with Ward number 8, Baglung Municipality. It was organized in the village of Sigana, Baglung. The festival is set to conclude on December 25. The festival is expected to help promote the market for orange in the region.
Gandaki State Minister of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Hon. Mr. Lekh Bahadur Thapa inaugurated the Orange- Festival. He suggested carrying out collective farming in barren land through the local government and cooperatives.
According to Mr. Ram Bahadur Khadka, Chairman of the organizing committee, the attractions also include orange eating competitions, different cultural pageantry, and town-level agriculture conference.
Chairman of Ward number 8, Mr. Rajan GC said-” The festival is organized with a vision to promote and sell other agricultural productions along with oranges. The venue of the festival has been included under the ‘orange zone’ as part of the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project.”
A campaign has recently been launched to grow orange below an altitude of 1800 meters and tea at an altitude of above 1800 meters. Oranges worth two million rupees are traded every year in Sigana.