NBRM sponsors Yongchak export

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Kohima, March 3: In a first of its kind move, the Nagaland Bio Resource Mission (NBRM), Government of Nagaland has sponsored and initiated support towards exporting Parkia roxburghii, locally known as Yongchak to neighbouring Manipur state.
The first consignment of two loads of pick-up truck was official flagged off to Imphal by NBRM Chairman L. Thronghokiu during a brief ceremonial function held at National Highway-61, near Hotel Vivor in Kohima on March 3.
The consignment was cultivated and harvested from Chukitong block under Wokha district, while the official flag held in Kohima was presided by NBRM team leader Dr Kruolalie Tsurho.
He informed that there is a visible plantation of Parkia roxburghii that was developed by the Mission and also by various individuals and Government departments with large scale production in the state.
He said that inspite of this, the farmers are still not competent enough to organize themselves in sourcing and marketing the produce in large quantity, instead it is sold out to the brokers from outside or individually sold in the local market which fails to fetch their deserving price.
Taking advantage of high demand & consumption in Nagaland and Manipur, he said the NBRM piloted by promoting entrepreneurship amongst the farmers to take up the challenges for large scale sourcing and marketing to meet the supply and demand within and outside the state.
NBRM has also been encouraging farmers to work their way to become self reliant and professional producers, he said adding that NBRM has sponsored yongchak plantation in more than 1000 hectares of land throughout the State.
Officials and team members of NBRM were also present during the flagging off.
(Page News Service)