Farmers protest free import of bananas from India

Posted on: October 17, 2016 | views: 188

  Banana farmers of Kanchanpur and Kailali districts today staged demonstrations in front of the main entrance to the Gaddachauki Customs Office, Kanchanpur, to protest free import of bananas from India.

They argued bananas being imported from India without going through lab tests contain high pesticide residue and are inedible.

Bananas being supplied into the district from India contain pesticide residues higher than the set standard, they said.