FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Dec 7: Union Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday assured to enhance fund for Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) schemes to benefit the people of the hilly state of Aruchal Pradesh, when Horticulture & Home Minister Tanga Byaling and PWD Minister Gojen Gadi called on the former in his New Delhi office.
The union minister urged them to spend the funds sanctioned under the centrally sponsored scheme and submit utilization certificates at the earliest for him to take steps to mobilize fund for the state, official sources said here today. Singh also assured to take steps for marketing of state’s agri-horti products to help the farmers get remunerative prices. It may be mentioned here that Aruchal Pradesh with suitable agro-climatic condition has proved to be huge producer of horticulture products – India’s largest annual kiwi producer with average 30,000 MT tons annually (2015) and its large size cardamoms are sold at double rate in south Indian market while satisfied with its huge production in Anjaw district.
Facilitated by tiol Youth Project (NYP), BARD has uploaded the farmers’ success story in its website as a tiol model and launched a community horticultural farming project to benefit 1016 families along the Chi border, the sources added.