Kathmandu, Oct 14 : Nepal is gradually becoming self-reliant on flowers, thanks to the rise in domestic production of flowers. The import of flowers from India during the festivals has been witnessing a steady slump as a result of increasing production of flowers in the country. Around 300,000 garlands of marigolds worth Rs 3 million were brought from India last year during Tihar festival. Around 80 per cent of the demand of flowers in Nepal was met by domestic production while the rest was met with the imports from India. This year, 93 per cent of the demand of flowers in Nepal is expected to be met by domestic production while only seven percent of whatever amount of demand for flowers will be consumed in the festival will be imported from India, according to the Floriculture Association Nepal (FAN).