Bajura, July 10
Ward No 7 of Badimalika Municipality has started ‘One house with three fruit saplings’ campaign in Bajura.
The ward office started the campaign aiming to make the ward self-sustaining in agriculture and fruit production.
Ward Chairman Dharma Raj Padhya said 2,500 varieties of saplings were distributed to locals yesterday and today under the campaign. “As many as 341 families have taken lemon and orange, among other fruit saplings, from the office,” he added. Padhya informed that they would be distributing fruit saplings till the office had a good stock of them.
According to the ward office, the campaign will be carried out in the coming fiscal years continuously. Padhya said they had started the campaign thinking that the climate of the ward was suitable for the growth of fruits. “We are hopeful that the campaign will be a success,” he added. Padhya said those locals who did not contribute to the campaign would be deprived of the ward’s facilities. “The ward will not be dependent on others for fruits after the saplings start yielding fruits,” he said.
Laxmi Raj Padhya, a local, said orange and lemon, among other fruits, would provide better yields as the land was suitable for the growth of fruits. He said the ward office had to provide more saplings if locals wanted to engage in professional horticulture.
A version of this article appears in print on July 11, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.