In a significant leap forward, the agricultural community of Assam achieved a milestone today as 500 kilograms of urad (lablab beans) from The Dihingpariya Farmer Producer Company of Nitaipukhuri, Sivasagar district, were sent for sale in the London market. This historic moment was marked by a virtual flag-off ceremony, graced by the presence of Agriculture Minister Atul Bora.
The initiative garnered momentum after the urad received commendable recognition in the local market, prompting the farmer producer company to explore international avenues. In addition to the lablab beans, 5000 Assam lemons (kaji nemu) from Tinsukia district also made their way to the London market, further showcasing the diverse and high-quality agricultural produce of the region.
Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, who virtually participated in the flag-off program, emphasized the significance of this achievement for the farmers of Assam. The event also witnessed the attendance of Trirang Bhartiya Borah, Director of the Department of Horticulture and Food Processing, Government of Assam, Abhishek Dey, Chairman of the Export Development Authority of Agriculture and Processed Food Products (APEDA), along with other officials.
The foray into the international market is being hailed as a major breakthrough for Assam’s farmers, opening doors for indigenously and organically produced agricultural products to find a substantial market in the international arena. This not only enhances the economic prospects for the farmers involved but also promotes Assam’s agricultural richness on a global scale.
The successful export of urad and lemons to London underscores the potential and quality of Assam’s agricultural products, showcasing the state’s commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices. The collaboration between government entities, farmer producer companies, and export authorities has played a pivotal role in facilitating this journey from local appreciation to global recognition.
As Assam takes strides towards becoming a key player in the international agricultural market, it not only benefits the farmers directly involved but also contributes to the overall economic development of the region. The diversification of markets for Assam’s agricultural produce signifies resilience and adaptability in the face of changing global dynamics.
The export of urad and lemons to the London market marks a momentous occasion for Assam’s farmers, signaling the beginning of a new chapter in the state’s agricultural landscape. With a rich tapestry of organically grown products, Assam is poised to make a lasting impact on the international stage, showcasing the bountiful offerings of its fertile lands.