Ukhrul, Jan 22 : The 13th district level Kachai lemon festival was celebrated successfully at Kachai village, Ukhrul district with AS Ningmi, Additional Director (Horticulture & Soil Conservation), Kiran Kumar, DHO (Horticulture & Soil Conservation) Ukhrul, K Joychandra Sharma, officer-in-charge, MIDH and K Debadutta Sharma CEO, MOMA, as presidium members.
Despite insufficient rainfall and occurrence of pest, the annual yield of Kachai lemon recorded over 5 metric tonnes this year. This figure was recorded as products sold in the annual lemon festival held every year on January 20. Over 250 lemon growers of Kachai area participated in the event organized by the Kachai Farming & Processing Co-operative Society and supported by Manipur Organic Mission Agency, MOMA , Manipur Tourism and Manipur State AIDS Control Society, MSACS, Government of Manipur.
200 Kachai lemon stalls were set up apart from other locally grown organic vegetables.
Importance of conservation of flora and fauna and afforestation were stressed by the dignitaries during the programme. They also spoke on the uniqueness of Kachai lemon which is grown only in Kachai area, its health benefits and market promotion. read more>>