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Mangalbare,Ilam: An international tea festival will be organized in Ilam, which is known by the moniker ‘the tea capital’ of Nepal. 

The three-day event will begin from June 8 in Ilam Bazar. 

The Mayor of Ilam, Kedar Thapa, said the international tea festival is being organized to publicize the quality of Nepali tea to the world. 

He added that the event will have the participation of tea industrialists, tea farmers, entrepreneurs, and international tea enthusiasts.

“We are organizing the international tea festival under the Municipality’s leadership in a bid to address the complaints that the tea farmers and traders were compelled to sell their produce at lower prices for lack of adequate publicity despite Nepal’s tea considered as being organic and of high quality,” Mayor Thapa said, adding that tea could be a major source of earning foreign currency if the export of Nepal-grown tea could be increased to foreign countries. 

According to Thapa, the festival will promote tea and encourage farmers towards tea cultivation.