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New Delhi : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh, on May 28, 2017, visited the recently launched North East Organic Showroom-cum-Restaurant at Dilli Haat, INA, here.
The Showroom-cum-Restaurant is managed by the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited, NERAMAC Ltd., a CPSE of MDoNER under its flagship brand, “ONE” (Organic North East).
Speaking on the occasion, Jitendra Singh said, NERAMAC has always worked towards promoting Agri-Horticulture produce of North East Region. It has played a key role in socio-economic development of farmers and small Agri-preneurs of NER by undertaking various activities in the region, according to a PIB release. People in other parts of the country are yet to be introduced to the rich and healthy organic produce of the North-Eastern Region and once this happens, they would spontaneously come looking for it, he said. This will not only give a boost to trade and business, but also help in enhancing Farmer’s income of NER, he added.
The Minister said that in the absence of organised ‘Mandis’ in most parts of the North East, one of the priority activities of NERAMAC should be to act as a Lead Aggregator of agri-horti produce in NER particularly when 80-82 per cent of the Agri-horti produce from the region happens to be organic in nature, said the PIB release.