After Mumbai based companies airlifted five quintals of organic turmeric last month, a consignment of organic ginger from Manipur was sent to a company in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The formal flagged off ceremony of the consignment from Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department in Imphal.
Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar accompanied by Project Director K Debadutta Sharma of Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) attended the flagging off ceremony.
The organic ginger consignment weighing 3.5 metric tonnes(MT) were the product of the Sinlung Organic Farmers Producers Company (FPC), Pherzawl registered under MOMA.
The consignment will be supplied to Revanta Foods Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.
It is the first consignment of the Sinlung Organic FPC, Pherzawl.
Speaking to reporters Shyamkumar said that the horticulture department with MOMA is working sincerely for the welfare of the organic farmers.
“Under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCDNER), we are working for the development of the organic farmers of the state,” the minister said.
“The department officials have been working tirelessly to market the organic food produces,” he said.
“These officials have been dedicatedly working to market the organic produces outside Manipur,” Shyamkumar reiterated.