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Pherzawl FPCs to sell organic oranges at Sanjenthong Organic Outlet

Source: The Sangai Express


Imphal, November 03 2021: With the advent of Diwali and Ningol Chakkouba festivals, Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) in Pherzawl district are gearing up for the sale of their organic oranges to the public commencing tomorrow under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) scheme.

This statement was made by Project Director of Manipur Mission Agency (MOMA) K Devdutta Sharma at a press meet held at the office of MOMA at Sanjenthong today.

The Project Director further said that the oranges will be available for sale from 8 am tomorrow at Sanjenthong Organic Outlet.

Aside from that, various other organic vegetables from Pherzawl district will also be sold.

This promotional sale of organic items will be held for the next two or three days, K Devdutta informed.

He urged the people in and around Imphal to support organic farmers by purchasing the items available for sale for their personal consumption or use or for other purposes related to the coming festival season.

FPCs are created in all districts of the State under MOVCDNER scheme, K Devdutta Sharma added and proceeded to say that once created, these FPCs are always under the supervision of MOMA.

He elaborated further, saying that MOMA supervises the marketing, processing, value addition and quality control of all items produced by FPCs.

In answering a question directed at him, the Project Director stated that if the oranges produced in Pherzawl district are more than enough to meet the State's demand, then the excess produce will be exported.

Lalringum Inbuon, Chairman Sinlung Organic FPC Ltd and The Manipur Agro Producers Development Cooperative Society Ltd informed media persons that altogether 1000 kg of oranges will be made available beginning tomorrow, priced at Rs 100 per kg.

Most importantly, he added that the oranges were grown at Pherzawl and Senvon without the use of any chemicals.

Pherzawl district is on track to produce 10 tonnes of oranges this year, he stated.

He continued saying that the oranges and other organic items were brought from over 300 kilometres to Imphal with the hope of extending their warm greetings to all women on the occasion of Ningol Chakkouba.