Pineapple growers urge authorities to provide more facility to produce more and generate more profit
Most of the issues of selling pineapple has been solved under MOMA but the farmers need more assistance in order to produce pure organic pineapple.
Updated 5 Apr 2022, 5:27 pm
Pineapple farmers of Bunglong and Khousabung have urged the state government and authorities concerned to provide facility of cold storage with good road connectivity and other infrastructures in order to bring more profit.
The second and last day of three-day Media Workshop on the ‘Role of Media in Organic Farming in Manipur’ interaction programme was conducted with media personnel and pineapple farmers of Khousabung and Bunglon village, Churachandpur district on Monday.
One of the pineapple farmers of Bunglong, Niki told reporters during the interaction programme that to produce organic pineapple the Manipur Organic Mission Manipur (MOMA) has been assisting the farmers since 2018. However, if more assistance are provided then the farmers could get more income, Niki said.
She started the pineapple farming in 2000 and during the period each farmers could not produce much pineapple, however with the coming of MOMA in the village farmers started producing more pineapples.
Farmers, before the coming of MOMA, faced one of the most severe issues on marketing but at present MOMA bought their farm products and the issue of marketing is little better. She said most of the issues of selling pineapple has been solved under MOMA but the farmers need more assistance in order to produce pure organic pineapple.
Technical officer of Clover Organic Private Limited, Jenny Momin, told media that earlier there was least number of pineapple farmers. However, at present the pineapple farmers havs reached 3,000 out of which are 2,000 are in Pherzwal and 1,000 in Churachandpur district. She said Clover Organic Private Limited, with the support of MOMA, around 10 metric tons of pineapple had been exported to other states of India.
Under Clover with the support of MOMA, each pineapple farmers are advised to plant 1 hectare each and the farmers are advice not to put chemical fertilizers. She said the uniqueness of pineapple of Khousabung and Bunglong is more juicy as compare with the pineapples available in other parts of the state.
First published:5 Apr 2022, 4:10 am
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