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Nepal to import over 1.5 lakh roses from India in Valentine’s Day

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Nepal to import over 1.5 lakh roses from India in Valentine’s Day, Nepal has witnessed a surge in the import of roses from India. According to the Floriculture Association Nepal (FAN), about 160,000 stems of roses worth NPR 15 million would be imported here for this year’s Valentine’s Day celebrations which falls on February 14.“We are now importing the roses from India.

He further said that importing flowers from other countries rather than India would push the price up in the market. “We bring these roses especially from India’s Calcutta and Bangalore,” Kasjoo Shrestha said.

According to FAN’s statistics, Nepal imported roses worth NPR 12.5 million in 2018 from India. The figure is higher this year due to increased demand. In fact, 60 per cent of the total demand is consumed by Kathmandu valley alone. With the cold increasing in the Himalayan nation, Indian roses are in demand for the ‘day of love’ which is popular amongst youngsters.”

ANI reports that the Floriculture Association Nepal has estimated that about 200,000 stem roses will be needed during the week. Informing about the need, FAN president Kumar Kasjoo Shrestha told ANI: “…approximately 1.5 lakh stem roses would be imported from India while the demand for about 50,000 stem roses will be addressed by internal production.”

“For this year’s Valentine’s Day, we have estimated that about 200,000 stem roses will be needed. We collected this data from various sources which yield the demand of 200,000 stem roses. Out of which approximately 1.5 lakh stem roses would be imported from India while the demand for about 50,000 stem roses will be addressed by internal production,” Shrestha added.

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