Cardamom farmers in Taplejung have earned Rs 1.35 billion in a single year.
Farmers in the cardamom pocket zone produced 2,006 metric tonnes of cardamom in a year, with 2,000 metric tonnes exported worth Rs 1.35 billion, according to the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernisation Project, Cardamom Zone Office, Taplejung.
According to the data, approximately six tonnes of cardamom were consumed within the district. Despite the fact that the cardamom zone covers an area of 3,700 hectares, only 3,400 hectares of land is productive, according to Cardamom Zone Agriculture Development officer Shambhu Prasad Dev.
Cardamom cultivation has taken place in nearly all wards of Phungling municipality-11. Similarly, it occurs in all six wards of Maiwakhola rural municipality, six wards of Phaktanglung rural municipality, and five wards of Mikkakhola rural municipality.
Cardamom farming is practiced by farmers in three wards (3, 4, and 5) of Aathrai Tribeni rural municipality and two wards (1 and 2) of Pathibhara Yangwarak rural municipality. Similarly, farming is practiced in five wards of Merignden rural municipality (except ward 30) and in ward 6 of Sirijunga rural municipality. According to reports, the cardamom zone program has been implemented in 39 of the district’s 61 wards.