22 C
Saturday, April 17, 2021

    Arunachal Pradesh becomes India’s First State to obtain Organic Certification for Kiwi

    The kiwi fruit of Arunachal Pradesh has already attained commercial identity in the national as well as international markets

    GUWAHATI: Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Subansiri district has become the first in the country to obtain the Organic Certification for Kiwi under Mission Organic Value Chain Development Programme for North East Region (MOVCDP-NER).

    For years, in Arunachal Pradesh’s Ziro Valley, the kiwi would grow wild. It was some 20 years back when the State’s Horticulture Department introduced a domesticated variety of the fruit.

    The kiwifruit of the state has already attained commercial identity not only in the local markets but also in the national as well as international markets. The prime advantage of kiwifruit, which is full of nutritious particles, that it comes in the market from October to December when not many fruits are available.

    Besides, the fruit is harvested hard and can be transplanted to long distances without using the sophisticated packing material. Around 6,000 metric tonnes of kiwi is imported into India annually.

    Realizing the potential of organic farming in the North Eastern Region of the country Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has launched a Central Sector Scheme entitled “Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region” for implementation in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, during the 12th plan period.

    The scheme aims at the development of certified organic production in a value chain mode to link growers with consumers and to support the development of the entire value chain starting from inputs, seeds, certification, to the creation of facilities for collection, aggregation, processing marketing and brand building initiative.


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    Section 144 clamped in Shillong; Shops and Markets to remain close on Sundays

    After Assam, the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya has imposed some restrictions amid the COVID 19 scare in the state

    ‘Bohag Bihu’ 2021: April 15 declared as closed holiday for Central Govt Employees in Assam

    Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee held a meeting earlier on December 9, 2020, and decided to remove ‘Bohag Bihu’ from the list of holidays for the year 2021

    No ‘Bohag Bihu’ holiday for Central Govt employees: Assam Witnesses Protest

    Central government offices in Assam will not get Bohag Bihu holidays this year and will have to apply for a restricted holiday during the Assamese New Year festival

    Assam MP’s nephew passes away; suicide suspected

    Kaushik Oja, also the nephew of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Queen Oja, allegedly died by suicide in the wee hours of Thursday.

    ‘Ghost’ inside Assam’s Strong Room? CCTV captured ‘Unusual’ activity

    A team of election officials immediately reached the spot and found that there was a shadow-like object seen moving inside the strong room

    EXCLUSIVE: “Merely Causing Civil Disturbance Without Intention To Commit ‘Terrorist Act’ Will Not Be UAPA Offence”: GHC Upholds Akhil Gogoi’s Bail

    The UAPA Act primarily deals with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India

    Revoke SOP or call off Bihu programmes: Assam Bihu Organizers to Assam Govt

    The members of the Bihu committees urged the government departments to take the responsibility of administrating the SOP at the Bihu events