BANDERDEWA, Jul 14: The state BJP president Biyuram Wahge on Wednesday launched the organic Thai Lemon products of Green Gold group here at Green Gold integrated farm here at Tarajuli. The seedless Thai Lemon produced by Green Gold group will be available in the market with this launch. Speaking on the occasion Wahge lauded the chairman of Green gold group Likha Maj for his efforts to promote agri-horti sector in the state.
“Green gold group is truly promoting vocal for local initiative. Products like Lalit guava and seedless Thai lemon are supplied on a large scale by the group. It is because of such efforts the state is on the path of becoming self-dependent,” said Biyuram Wahge. He also said due to Covid 19 pandemic, the people of the state have understood the need for self-reliance. “Covid and lockdown made life miserable for the people of state as we are dependent on Assam for everything. But now everywhere people are taking up agri-horti farming in a big way. Slowly across state dependence on contract works for survival is also reducing,” he added.
He also assured all possible support from the party and state government for the development of Mega food park and Mini Food Park.
State general secretary BJP and MLA Namsai Zingnu Namchoom in his address said development of mega food park in Tarajuli and mini food park at Namsai will give major push to the development of the state.
The director trade and commerce Tokong Pertin who also attended the programme shared that the government of India is developing a new export policy.
“As per this policy district is being developed as an export hub and all the decisions will be taken at district level under the leadership of deputy commissioners. In Arunachal the focus of export is agro-allied sector.
The organic products of the state have big demand outside the state,” he said.
Further he informed that Indian institute of foreign trade, Guwahati is developing a macro level export policy for Arunachal. “We will start the work from Papum Pare district as it has railway connectivity and a new airport is also coming up,” he added.
The chairman of Green gold group Likha Maj informed that so far, they have received orders for 30, 000 kg Thai lemon from companies.
“Last year we distributed 5000 kg of lemon free of cost to the state government to battle Covid 19. We earned around Rs 30 lakh last year from selling lemon. This year we plan to double the income,” said Maj. He shared that Thai lemon is being cultivated in 200 hectares of land in the Tarajuli area. He also added that his Green Gold group has distributed 2 lakh saplings of Lalit Guava free of cost to the farmers.
Maj who is also promoter of mega food park informed that he has donated land to the project. “The mega food park is the flagship programme of the PM. With the support of the state government, we are committed to complete the project on time,” said Maj.