Exhibition on organic product

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUL 26 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/26/2019 12:03:17 PM IST
Locally produce items including fruits, vegetables, flowers and handcrafted items were displayed at the exhibition-cum-competition (sales day) held at FPO local daily market, near Nagarjan, traffic point here on Friday. The exhibition was organised by Agricultural Practice Market Committee (APMC) Dimapur, under Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB), in collaboration with Farmers producers organizations (FPO) Bade, Dimapur.
The aim of the exhibition was to promote organic product and to encourage the vendors in general. 28 participants from different villages of Dimapur took part in the exhibition.
During a short programme, APMC secretary, E R Mhao Mozhui, encouraged the vendors to adopt organic farming practices for safer health and environment.
FPO chairman Chozukhwu Nyekha lamented that despite the much acclaimed potential for organic fruits and vegetables, people still consume huge quantities of imported vegetables and fruits that were treated with pesticides and chemical. “We still lack the benefits of organic product, it should also be learnt that organic product not only include fruits and vegetables but also fishes and local handicrafts”, he said. 
He appealed to people to cut down meat intake and increase consumption of organic fruits and vegetables in their diet for a healthy life.
The programme was also attended by APMC, Mon.
Later, a prize distribution was held where Riverside, FIG, Bade village, Tive FIG, Zani village, Yanbeni Lotha, 4th mile and Velkhukho, Zani village were adjudged first, second, third and fourth  respectively. The cash award was sponsored by APMC.

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