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Tulasi farming initiated on environment day in Pokhara

2021 Jun 06, 10:25, Gandaki
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On the occasion of World Environment Day, commercial farming of Tulasi (basil plant) has been initiated. The farming has been started at Bharatpokhari in Pokhara sub-metropolis-33.

The farming is a joint initiative of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and the Barpandethum Elderly Citizen's Chautary. To mark the occasion, two kilograms of Tulasi seeds were sown in three tunnel farms, said Chairperson of the Chautari Keshav Raj Lamsal.

The Chautari plans to distribute 50 Tulasi saplings each to around 200 households in its working area, to encourage and attract them towards farming of the holy plant which has medicinal values. Tulasi leaves will be harvested within 80 to 90 days after the seeds are sown, Lamsal said.

Marketing of the leaves will be the responsibility of the Chautari. There is huge demand of Tulasi leaves cosnuming as tea and also its seeds, hence there is no problem for the market, said secretary of the Chautari, Moti Bhujel.

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