Garlands worth Rs 25 million used during elections

Kathmandu,Dec 17:The Floriculture Association of Nepal (FAN) says flower garlands worth Rs 25 million were used for recent provincial and federal parliamentary elections, reports Karobar in its anchor story for the day. Officials of the organisation say party cadres excessively used flower garlands in their pre-poll campaigning as well as after the announcement of results.

The domestic production could not meet the high demand; hence some traders also imported flowers from India also, according to the report, maintaining exact data of how much flowers were imported are immediately unavailable.