Nagaland

Horti Dept hands over Reefer Van to CEO Zatara

Dimapur, September 1: Department of Horticulture, Government of Nagaland handed over a Reefer Van to the CEO of Zatara Pvt. Ltd, Apong Longkumer and also signed a memorandum at a programme held at State Horticulture Nursery Dimapur on August 31.
Principal Secretary, Horticulture, MK Mero regretted that the farmers of Nagaland were not able to market their agricultural and horticulture produces due to lack of proper logistics. He felt that refrigerated vans are a must to preserve the produces in fresh form. Mero was hopeful that the Zatara group would utilize the van for the best interest of the farmers of Nagaland and also for its group. He handed over the keys of the reefer van to the CEO of Zatara.
Director Horticulture, Dr Elithung Lotha said that the department has decided to hand over the reefer van to the CEO Zatara as he has been one of the most successful entrepreneur in Nagaland who has been successfully trading in Raja chilly produces for more than 5 years. Lotha said that Apong has links with the farming community and works in tandem with them and was confident that he will help the farmers in transporting the perishable fruits and vegetables.
CEO Zatara Pvt. Ltd. said that he incurred losses many a times as Raja chillies are transported in Tata mobiles from different district and is highly perishable. He said that reefer van has been an answer to all his problems and thanked the department of horticulture for providing him the much needed infrastructure.
(Page News Service)

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