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Mizoram agriculture minister C Lalrinsanga on Saturday said that Northeast is ideal for India’s organic farming mission.

He was speaking at the ‘Organic Food India Conclave-2019’ in Mumbai as the chief guest.

“India has 150 million hectares of agricultural land, of which 5.5 million hectares are located in the Northeast,” he added.

“By 2020, the value of the agriculture market is expected to cross $200 million,” he further said.

“Prime Minister is committed to developing Northeast as an organic hub,” Lalrinsanga informed.

“And in pursuit of this commitment, the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for Northeast East Region (MOVCD-NER) is implemented in the region,” he further added.

“Cultivation of tea, Mizo chillis, turmeric and ginger is underway under MOVCD in Mizoram,” Lalrinsanga added.

He further informed that the Mizoram government has received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag on the Mizo chilli.

Mizo chilli has high market potential and needs focus under the MOVCD,” he further added.

He also informed that conclave that the Mizoram government desires to tie up with global entrepreneurs in the organic movement.

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