State’s organic products run out on last day
IMPHAL, 27th Oct: Stocks of organic products of the state ran dry on the last day of BIOFACH 2018 as several export companies flocked to Manipur stalls at the exhibition cum sale, which concluded at New Delhi's Pragati Maidan on Saturday.
Organised by APEDA, the country's largest exhibition sale of organic products began from October 25 with participation by several entrepreneurs and farmers of the state under the aegis of Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA).
Chak-hao (aromatic black rice), dry fruit items and fresh organic products like U-Morok and others were the main attraction of the stalls run by farmers as well as entrepreneurs from the state. As representatives of several foreign as well as national companies made enquiry at the stalls for buying organic product in bulk, the event has become a major platform for the state to promote its organic products to the international community.
Some of the entrepreneurs, who got attraction from the major companies include Rima Foods, Kanglei Foods, DSSS, Luwang Agro, Zimik, Naga Spices & Herbs, and Hills Garden.
Among them, Kanglei Foods had average daily record sale of around Rs 50,000 of its dry fruit products. Rima Foods also made a daily sale of about Rs 30,000 of its Chak-hao rice while Zimik Enterprises made a sale of about Rs 50,000 of its soaps and shampoos. With the attraction it created, the exhibition has become a successful platform of exposure for farmers and entrepreneurs of the state. MOMA would be facilitating market linkage for the farmers and entrepreneurs with the companies, according to a source.