Manipur gears up to supply organic ginger to Dubai company


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 19, 2020: Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) under the aegis of horticulture and soil conservation department has geared up to supply organic ginger produced by 1,000 ginger growers of Pherzawl district to Nature and Cure, a Dubai based company this year.

“The department is all set to send organic consignment in large quantity to a Dubai based company and believed that such initiative will surely benefit the large number of certified organic ginger farmers of Pherzawl district,” MOMA project director Debadutta Sharma told reporters here on Wednesday.

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As part of the mission to benefit the registered organic farmers, horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar flagged off 3.5 MT organic ginger consignment to be supplied to Revanta Foods Private Limited, New Delhi.

The ginger was produced by Sinlung Organic Farmers Producers Company, Pherzawl registered under MOMA. It was the first consignment of the Sinlung farmers company.

Shyamkumar told reporters that the department with its agency MOMA is working sincerely for the welfare of the organic farmers under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region, a central scheme.

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The officials have been successfully marketing organic produces outside the state. In continuation, organic ginger produced by the farmers of the Parbung and surrounding areas of Pherzawl district has been marketed to the New Delhi based company, he added.

The minister lauded the entire officials of the department and motivated them to continue their work with outmost sincerity and enthusiasm. He appealed them to continue their work passionately so that the organic food produces of the state becomes known globally.

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Debadutta said the department is focusing on producing more organic produces in the state in order to benefit the farmers. He said the certification process for the 1,000 ginger farmers of Pherzawl beganxlast year.

MOMA was able to supply 4,000 MT organic ginger outside the state, benefitting the farmers of above Rs 12 crore, he added.


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