Dimapur, August 7 (MExN): Director for Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) Nagaland, Dr R Elithung Lotha, on Friday flagged off three vehicles carrying 7.5 metric tonnes (7500 Kgs) of Nagaland pineapples from Nagaland Gate which will reach different districts in Assam.
Flagging off the vehicles, Dr Elithung, said that pineapples are one of the “signature crops” of Nagaland, a DIPR report stated. He regretted that supply chains has been disrupted due to the COVID situation and expressed the need for proper planning, without which farmers would be in distress.
However, Dr Elithung also noted that organic fruits and vegetables are found in all nook and corners of the state, due to the participation of SHGs, societies and individuals who have been marketing their produce, while acknowledging the support of administration and municipalities towards the farming community in making their produce available in the markets.
There is marketing surplus that is why we are sending it to Assam and these pineapples are fully organic certified, Dr Elithung maintained.
Further, Dr Elithung congratulated the farmers especially at Molvom and Bungsang who fall under Molsang Organic Pineapple Farmer Producers Company.