Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) has come up with an initiative for the farmers of Parbung in Manipur wherein the Pherzwal District Agro Producers Development Society will buy 1,000 metric tons of organic ginger from the farmers of Parbung and sell to MSTC Limited in Kolkata. The deal amounts to Rs 1.90 crore at a price of Rs 19 per kg.
The Horticulture Minister Th. Shyamkumar expressed that the deal will generate income for the farmers of Parbung. He also said the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department will also undertake such initiatives in other districts.
Mission director, MOMA updated that the first consignment will be taken from June 20, directly from the farmers, for a month. Once the consignment is picked up, immediate payment will be made to the account of the farmers registered in the web portal of the MSTC Ltd.
The farmers will have to bear the transportation charge till Churachandpur, from where the company will take the consignment to Kolkata at their own expense.
If quality and consistency is worked upon, then there is potential for a big market in the next coming years for organic products from the State including turmeric and pineapple among others, said the Mission Director.