Nagaland’s Vegetable Village

DIMAPUR:  Nagaland Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture Neiba Kronu has declared Thanamir as a ‘Vegetable Village’ for its rich bio-diversity. He was addressing the 4th Thanamir Apple Festival 2013 organised by the Department of Horticulture here on Saturday.

He said if Nagaland has to attain economic freedom, it needs a paradigm shift from shifting cultivation to more productive system of farming with applied technology for vibrant economy.

Thanamir and its neighboring villages under Saramati range are endowed with potential for eco-tourism and have a rich bio-diversity suitable for horticulture. These particular areas have been demarcated as horticulture zone by the State Government.

Kronu said the government may bring various innovative projects to uplift the economy of the State, but, if the people of the State are not sincere and hard working, our goals would not be achieved, he stated.

Pointing out that Saramati belt is suitable for apple farming, he said to make apple farming a success story of the State, the people must put in their sincere efforts to attract investors and buyers from mainland India.

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