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CIH facilitates production & distribution of planting materials

CIH facilitates production & distribution of planting materials
Planting materials of various horticultural crops in CIH nursery units for distribution and planting.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/23/2020 10:40:23 AM IST

During the national lockdown, the Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland has been able to supply more than 30000 planting materials of various horticultural crops like acid lime, cashewnut, khasi mandarin, mosambi, guava and mango in Kohima, Dimapur, Peren, Mokokchung & Phek districts.

A press release from CIH Nagaland stated that, CIH has already established 20 nos. of mother blocks of crops like cashew, citrus, mango, guava, kinnow mandarin, Assam lemon, Khasi mandarin, pineapple, litchi, aonla, peach, bael, sapota, ber, custard apple and fig in 14 ha land. It is estimated that an area of 70 Ha of area has been established in farmers’ field in various districts of Nagaland through the planting materials supplied by CIH, Nagaland. 

CIH Nagaland was set up in the year 2005-06 with the objective to provide institutional support for development of horticulture in North East region. One of the key objectives of the institute is to facilitate production and distribution of disease free planting material to the farming community and has been working tirelessly towards availability of genuine planting material. 

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