Arunachal’s exotic fruit kiwis was launched by Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB) at ‘Dilli Haat’ in the national capital on Saturday in collaboration with NAFED as marketing partner.
Applauding the efforts, Kiren Rijiju, Minister, Law &Justice, who attended the function as Chief Guest, said that this is a historic day as for the first time certified Organic Kiwi from Arunachal is being launched in the heart of Delhi – Dilli Haat.
“This event is a milestone that will open the market for various other organic products from the state.”
He emphasized on organizing more such events as they play an important role in the promotion, branding and marketing of agriculture and horticulture produce from the state.
Speaking on the occasion, MoS -Agri & Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary emphasized on the importance of Farmers Producer Organization(FPOs) in the growth of the rural economy and bringing prosperity to farmers of the country.
India's only certified organic kiwi from #ZiroValley, #ArunachalPradesh is being launched at New Delhi.— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) November 27, 2021
Venue: Dilli Haat
Date: 27th November at 2PM
Organized by #APAPLMB, Govt of Arunachal in collaboration with @nafedindia.#BuyLocal #VocalForLocal #AtmaNirbharBharat pic.twitter.com/zAeALJ4emv
He also highlighted various schemes of Government of India which can make agriculture a lucrative venture for youth including the Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations(FPOs) Scheme.
Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh, Naresh Kumar highlighted the potential of Arunachal Pradesh which has 25 lakh hectares of cultivable area of which only a marginal portion is cultivated by the farmers of the state.