- KESHAV ADHIKARI
DHADING: Kumar Karki of Thankot who initiated commercial grape farming in Thakre Rural Municipality-10 in Dhading district has inspired many locals.
A view of Karki’s grape farm in Thakre Rural Municipality-10 of Dhading district. Photo: Keshav Adhikari
Karki who is currently farming grapes over 140 ropani of leased land says that the grapevines are regularly visited by domestic as well as foreign tourists. He opines that the income level of local people could be increased if agro-tourism could be developed in the region.
Black grapes growing in Karki’s farm in Thakre Rural Municipality-10 of Dhading district. Photo: Keshav Adhikari
“The production of grapes is increasing year by year. We currently have 20 different kinds of grapes and we might be able to produce 40 metric tonnes of the fruit from next year,” shared..