Manipur Chief Minister N Biren attending the 15th State Level Orange Festival held at Tamenlong district headquarter on December 8. (NNN Photo)
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Tamenglong | December 8
The 15th State Level Orange Festival was held at Tamenlong district headquarter today. Altogether 173 orange growers participated during the 15th Orange Festival. Orange growers also shared their experiences during the festivals. Various offices under the Tamenglong district administration also opened stalls during the festival giving information to the people who attended the function today. More than one thousand people attended in the festival.
While delivering his chief guest speech, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren assured to all the orange growers of Tamenglong that under the start-up plan program the government will provide financial help to whosesoever comes with detailed blue print of the land, number of orange plants planted along with the photographs with the approval of the Deputy Commissioner of Tamenglong. Biren also directed the department of Horticulture to set up a research team within a week to look into the problems faced by the orange growers of Tamenglong.
Under the SAMPADA Scheme or from the state fund cold storage will also be set up very soon for the orange growers of Tamenglong, assured the chief guest.
He requested the people of Tamenglong to choose whether to celebrate Amur Falcon festival or Orange Festival as a state festival from next year under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister of Manipur.
Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Th.Shyam Kumar, CAFD Minister, KaramShyam, Tamenglong MLA, Samuel Jendai, Tamei MLA, AwangbouNewmai attended the 15th State Level Orange Festival as president and guest of honour respectively.
Tamenglong MLA Samuel Jendai in his guest of honour speech said that orange festival brings “us the bond of love of each other” from nook and corner of the state. He also requested the orange farmers to set up one society very soon to look into the production of oranges in the district.