Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has launched the Special Cover on Kachai lemon for department of posts, Manipur division in a function held at the chief minister’s secretariat on Thursday.
The department releases Special Covers on diverse themes from time to time in order to celebrate/commemorate an event, recognize the importance of a place or thing or promote a local indigenous product/flora or fauna, or a brand for wide publicity.
Biren said it was indeed a matter of great pride and privilege to release a Special Cover on the local indigenous fruit, Kachai lemon.
Stating that this variety of citrus fruit is chemical free as it grows in the wild in Kachai village of Ukhrul district, the chief minister said its unique taste and nutritional value are known to the world.
Kachai lemon had already received the Geographical Indication tag as well.
Biren expressed hope that bringing out of Special Cover would create more publicity for the lemon variety all over the country.