Apples worth Rs 50 mln imported from India

BIRATNAGAR: Traders in Morang have imported apples worth Rs 50 million targeting the upcoming Tihar and Chhath festivals.

A total of 75 truckloads with 15 million cartoons of apple have been imported already, central member of Fruit Entrepreneurs Association, Nagendra Das said.

There are more than 50 apple wholesalers and around 3,000 retails in eastern region.

Nagendra Traders of Biratnagar has been importing apples from India targeting the markets in the region.

Apples are imported from China and Himanchal and Kashmir of India.

The significantly larger amount is due to the comparatively higher demand for apples during the festival season, said Das, who runs the Nagendra traders in Biratnagar-6.