Bhojpur farmers find their calling in orange farming Reporter
Jan 28, 2023

Bhojpur: Farmers in Bhojpur district have attracted to orange farming with the yield generating good income.

Road connectivity is a major factor that helped expand its market beyond the locality, thus benefiting the farmers financially, said the authorities.

A farmer who is engaged in the commercial farming drew from Rs 600,000 to Rs 1 million in income annually from selling oranges, they said. “I have grown 400 orange trees in my garden.

I have been earning sufficiently from the sales of orange. Commercial orange farming yields good income,” said a farmer Chandal Kumar Rai of Khawa Kerabari in Temkemaiyung-5.

Rai is in the farming of citrus fruit for 44 years. “Now, it can be taken as a medium of pension for my retired and sedentary life,” he observed. An orange tree can bear fruit until 100 years, according to him.

He said he generated up to Rs 1 million in income annually from the sale of oranges and its saplings.

Most of the farmers here are farmers, and the orange farming has been become their main income source, said another farmer Devraj Rai. The market is reliable, as oranges produced here are in high demand, he said.