Alipurduar, Dec 27 (Siliguri Journal) – As winter arrives, Bhutanese oranges hit the markets in Dooars, including Jaigaon, a town near Bhutan. But this year, fewer oranges are available, causing prices to go up. This is making it harder for people to buy them.
Traditionally, a bustling crowd gathers at the market each year to purchase oranges. Just like before, rows of shops selling Bhutanese oranges line the streets in Jaigaon. Despite this setup, the buyers stayed away from the market this time.
Businessmen explained that this year, orange production is notably lower than before, leading to almost double the usual prices. They expressed concern about a significant decrease in buyers due to the price hike, causing anxiety among traders about their business outcomes.