Mizoram to Export Chillis to the United States
7.5 metric tons of chilli will be exported from the state
AIZAWL: The Northeastern state of Mizoram will soon be earning from one of the most popular agricultural products of the state. This will be the first time that the state will be exporting this farming produce to the United States.
The bird’s eye chilli is one of the most popular agricultural products from the state of Mizoram. It has a major demand in the local markets both for fresh consumption and for making pickles. And now, it will be made available in the markets of the United States announced the agriculture minister of Mizoram.
Replying to a question by the leader of the opposition in the Mizoram state assembly and the chief of the Zoram People’s Movement, Lalduhoma , the agriculture minister announced that a consignment of 7.5 metric tons of the organically cultivated bird’s eye chilli will be flagged off for the United States. This consignment will be sent soon after the completion of the budget session of the state, which is scheduled to end on Tuesday.
The agriculture minister of the state, C Lalrinsanga also mentioned that the state government had already obtained the Geographical Identifier Tag or GI Tag for the particular variety of chilli as Mizo Chilli and that the product was successful in passing the tests for the confirmation of organic products in Bangalore.
He also mentioned the state government is working towards the implementation of the Fostering Climate Resilient Upland Farming System in six districts of the state under the Externally Aided project for the improvement of jhum cultivation in the state. He went on to add that a three-tier integrated farming system will also be implemented in 20 villages distributed across six districts.
This export is expected to be a major boost to the agriculture sector of the state by opening its doors to foreign destinations.
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