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Sonitpur DC flags off first consignment of fruits from Balipara to Hyderabad & Delhi

Deputy Commissioner Bhupesh Chandra Das today flagged off the first consignment of pineapples


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2021 4:20 AM GMT


TEZPUR: Deputy Commissioner Bhupesh Chandra Das today flagged off the first consignment of pineapples, jackfruits and Assam lemons from the Common Facility Centre of Nabamilan Agro Producer Company Ltd, a Farmer Producer Company of Balipara in Sonitpur district, to Hyderabad and New Delhi as part of market linkage established with AR4 Agro International, Hyderabad under APART, Sonitpur. The programme was held at Balipara in the presence of District Agriculture Officer, Prakash Bora, Circle Officer Chariduar Aditi Gogoi, Asst Director, Agriculture, Hareswar Das, other officials of the Agriculture department and APART officials.

Nabamilan FPC has sent a pilot consignment of 150 pineapples, 25 jackfruits and 400 Assam lemons to Hyderabad and another 50 pineapples to New Delhi to AR4 Agro International Exporter, Hyderabad through APART, Sonitpur.

The Deputy Commissioner encouraged the farmers present to expand horticulture crop cultivation and take up good agriculture practices with the goal to increase production and income and assured all possible help and support from the district administration and Agriculture department in this connection. He lauded the efforts of the district Agriculture department in helping establish market linkages through the APART project in Sonitpur.

He later also visited the paddy crop cafeteria and ginger drying unit of the FPC provided by APART, Sonitpur.

It may be noted that the pineapples were collected from Phuloguri Garogaon village, the Assam lemons were collected from Sonaipam village while the jackfruits were collected from farmers of Chenglimari Garogaon village of the area. All the three commodities were sent to Hyderabad by train while the consignment of pineapples to Delhi was sent by flight. The transportation of the consignments have been facilitated by DAMC, DHC, DSSC, DEC of APART and agriculture department officials with support from Nabamilan FPC.

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