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Walnut plant unattended in agriculture office

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KATHMANDU: SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021 – At the Agriculture Development Office in the district headquarters Simkot, the plants of the endangered species of Changlar of Turkey have been left unattended at the Agriculture Development Office.

Chief of the Agriculture Development Office, Bakhat Bahadur Khadka, informed that 6,000 Changlar Walnut saplings have arrived as per the demand of the Agriculture Development Office with the support of the Agriculture Directorate of the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives.

He said that it was difficult to come from one village to another due to Covid-19 as it would be distributed to the farmers of the district. According to Dharmendra Adhikari, Crop Protection Officer and Information Officer at the Agriculture Development Office, the Changlar came from Turkey for all the seven villages in the district.

According to the Agriculture Office, 1,000 plants have been distributed to Tanjakot and Adanchuli Rural Municipalities. The plant’s worth Rs. 160 million were transported from Surkhet to Simkot Agriculture Development Office.