Herb farming

ITAHARI: Many farmers in Sunsari district have taken up herb farming as an alternative source of income. The trend of herb farming is rising in Hasposa, Bharaula, Baraha Chhetri, Itahari Municipality, Dumraha VDC, Prakashpur, Singihiya and some other places because of lucrative returns and the prospect of planting other crops that this occupation offers. Among all species of herbs, chamomile is the main draw as this herb is worth Rs 12,000 per kg in market.