IMPHAL: Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) under the aegis of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department is all geared up to send organic ginger produced by the 1,000 ginger growers of the Pherzawl district to Nature and Cure, a Dubai based company this year.
As part of the mission to benefit the registered organic farmers, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar today flagged off 3.5 MT (metric tonne) organic ginger consignment of the Sinlung Organic Farmers Producers Company (FPC), Pherzawl registered under MOMA which will be supplied to Revanta Foods Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi. It is the first consignment of the Sinlung Organic FPC, Pherzawl.
Addressing the media persons at the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department office in Sanjenthong, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that the department with its agency MOMA is working sincerely for the welfare of the organic farmers under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCDNER), a central scheme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
Stating that the department officials have been working tirelessly to market the organic food produces of the State, he said with sheer dedication and sincerity the officials have been successfully marketing organic produces outside the State. He further said continuing the effort, organic ginger produced by the farmers of the Parbung and surrounding areas of Pherzawl district has been marketed to a New Delhi based company.
Lauding the entire officials of the department, he motivated them to continue their work with outmost sincerity and enthusiasm. Stating that sincere dedications of department officials and organic farmers have made it possible to market the organic food produces of Manipur to other states, he appealed them to continue their work passionately so that the organic food produces of the State becomes known globally.
Debadutta Sharma, Project Director, MOMA said the department is focusing on producing more organic produces in the State in order to benefit the farmers. He said the department is sincerely working and is motivated after Hon’ble Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister gave a special focus to the ginger farmers of Pherzawl district. He further said that the certification process for the 1,000 ginger farmers began last year in the Pherzawl district.
He said the department is all set to send organic consignment in large quantity to a Dubai based company and believed that such initiative will surely benefit the large number of certified organic ginger farmers of Pherzawl district. He said last year, MOMA was able to supply 4,000 MT organic ginger outside the State, benefitting the farmers of above Rs 12 crore.