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State exports 7.5 mt pineapples to Assam

State exports 7.5 mt pineapples to Assam
Dr R Elithung Lotha flagging off the pick-up truck carrying pineapples. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR, AUG 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/7/2020 12:53:20 PM IST

Three vehicles carrying 7.5 metric ton (mt) of Nagaland Pineapple were jointly flagged off for Assam from Nagaland Gate on Friday by horticulture director and mission director of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) Dr R Elithung Lotha.

Speaking on the occasion, Elithung termed Nagaland Pineapple as one of the signature crops of the State and is considered as one of the best and sweetest world over.

He regretted that due to the present COVID situation, supply chains have been disrupted and feared that farmers would be in distress with lack of proper planning. But he claimed that due to constant inspiration of advisor Horticulture, Mhathung Yathan, chief secretary, agriculture production commissioner and horticulture commissioner & secretary, the farmers are benefiting even during such extraordinary times. 

Observing that organic fruits and vegetables were found in every nook and corner of the State due to involvement of self-help groups, societies and individuals, the mission director acknowledged the support of administration and municipal bodies to the farming community in transporting their produce to markets. 

He said “There is surplus of pineapples production, that’s why we are sending these to Assam. These pineapples are fully organic and certified.” 

He said more consignments would be sent out to various districts of Assam and beyond as per demand. Elithung congratulated the farmers, especially Molvom and Bungsang under Molsang Organic Pineapple Farmer Producers’ Company. 

 

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