Organic oranges from Arunachal Pradesh launched in Dubai

ITANAGAR, Dec 01: In a bid to promote the sale and marketing of agricultural and horticultural products of Arunachal Pradesh in the international market, organic oranges from Dambuk were launched at Lulu Group’s Hypermarkets in Dubai, UAE.

The oranges were launched at Lulu Hypermarket Flagship Stores in presence of officials from the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, namely Bidol Tayeng, Agriculture Production Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Agri.) Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Okit Palling, CEO of Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB), Tadu Game and Karbom Riram, Director of Agriculture Marketing and Jt. Director, Agriculture respectively.

The team of Lulu Hyper Market was represented by KP Thamban, Regional Director, Lulu Group, Dubai, Regi MM, senior buyer-imports, Santosh – manager (purchase) at Lulu Group International at an event on Thursday in Dubai during a programme organised by the Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board in collaboration with Lulu Group International, Dubai.

Applauding the efforts of APAMB and APEDA, the Lulu Group regional manager said the event is a milestone which will open the market for various other organic products from the State.

He also congratulated the Agriculture Marketing Board efforts of APAMB and Lulu Group for organizing this import in such a short time.

He further emphasised that the list of products from Arunachal Pradesh will eventually increase in future at Lulu Stores. 

While speaking at the event, Tayeng appreciated the collaborative efforts of APAMB and Lulu for successfully organizing this programme to create strong perception about the positive business environment in the state to help increase business flow into the state.

He also said organic orange is just a lead product from the State and in coming days various other products from the State will find their ways in these markets.

Speaking at the event, Okit Palling, CEO, APAMB said these oranges from Arunachal Pradesh were produced by Dambuk Organic Orange Producer Company Limited, formed under MOVCD-NER. 

He stated that the agriculture and horticulture produces like Pumpkin, pineapple, ginger, turmeric, large cardamom from the State are of the best quality with only logistical constraints.

He expressed gratitude to Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Agriculture Minister Tage Taki for their relentless support.

Apart from media and other guests, the event was also attended by some other retail business houses in the country along with around 200 participants from various walks of life, especially shoppers who all were waiting for the oranges to be unveiled, said a press communiqué.

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