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    Published On : Mon, Mar 10th, 2014
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Nagpur’s oranges must become a Brand at world-level, says Divisional Commissioner

    Two-day International Conference on “Citrus Fruits Production Technology” inaugurated at Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Agriculture College on Sunday (March 9). The Conference is being held on the auspices of Indo-Israel Project.

    Nagpur News: “The Orange City should be brought on the world map by making its oranges as a Brand at international level and the geological area producing oranges must be patented in order to enhance the quality of oranges by utilizing the present sophisticated technology. However, the farmers must be made aware of this task to achieve the success in this aspect,” said the Nagpur Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar. He was speaking at the inaugural programme of the two-day International Conference on “Citrus Fruits Production Technology”(Nimboo Vargiya Utpadan Taknik) organized at Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Agriculture College on Sunday (March 9). The Conference is being held on the auspices of Indo-Israel Project.

    The Divisional Commissioner further said that special attention will have to be given for branding of Nagpur oranges. Branding draws significance at the international level. Even vegetables are being branded in some parts of the world which increases the quality of branded vegetables. “The industries related with the fruits and processing should be set up in the region and the help of Marketing Department of National Garden Mission must be sought for better way of branding oranges,” Anoop Kumar stressed.

    GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR FARMERS:

    “A Cargo Hub is being constructed in Nagpur that would provide a golden opportunity to the region’s farmers. The only need is special attention to maintain parameters of world standards for best quality oranges. The Government is considering orange production under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The farmers are in distress following natural calamities. We are making efforts to ease their problems by various ways and means,” the Divisional Commissioner said.

    The Joint Director of Agriculture Department Vijay Ghavte said that different high technologies of the world are being brought to India through Indo-Israel Project. The technologies are being used with the coordination of Agriculture Universities. Nagpur centre is rendering an excellent service to region’s farmers, Ghavte said.

    The Israeli expert Do Robbeur stressed upon high density plantations. He also shared valuable information on sapling with high technology through a presentation.

    Other prominent personalities present on the occasion include Agriculture Scientists Dr P G Ingole, Dr D M Panchbhai, Dr V S Gonge, Dr Vishnukant Tekade, Public Relations Officer Dr Subhash Potdukhe, and others. Hundreds of scientists and farmers from Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and other states attended the Conference. Teachers and students of Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Agriculture College also attended the programme.


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