India pushes export of citrus varieties from North Eastern Region

Consignment of Hatkora (citrus) from Mizoram exported to London

As a part of its strategy to give a boost to the export of organic agricultural products of Mizoram and North Eastern Region (NER), Centre through Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) recently organised Workshop-cum-Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) at Mizoram University in Aizawl.

After the BSM, a consignment of Hatkora (local variety of citrus) sourced from farmers of Mamit district of Mizoram was exported to London and another consignment of Hatkora is being exported to Bangladesh.

The BSM was organised to promote the exports of the potential agri-horti products from Mizoram and provide market linkage to farmers, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), Farmer Producer Companies from the north-eastern state. 

The potential crops for the export from Mizoram are pineapple, hatkora (citrus), dragon fruit, oranges, passion fruit, squash, anthurium flower, Mizo ginger, Mizo chilli and grape wine.

Seventeen exporters and 58 FPOs participated in the BSM while 14 exhibitors representing the state government, coffee board, spices board, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) attended the meet.

The exclusive BSM provided an opportunity to the producers and processors of Mizoram to showcase their products and promote the exports as well as their wholesale and retail sales.

The workshop-cum-buyer seller meet was inaugurated by Agriculture Minister Pu C Lalrinsanga of Mizoram. 

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