Chowna Mein invited the experts from Kancor Ingredients Limited to come to Arunachal Pradesh and to participate in the ensuing Agriculture Conclave.
Kochi ( Kerala )
Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein seek the support of bigger companies and Agriculture based Industries for Sustainable Development of Agriculture in the State. He seek this support while interacting with the CEO and officials of Kancor Ingredients Limited in Kerala here today.
Mein who has come to Kerala to attend an important function at Kodungallur on April 21 next, visited the Kancor Ingredients Limited after landing at Kochi today to see how the agriculture based industries specially spice production are blooming in this southern State of India and providing support to the farmers.
He said that the Arunachal Pradesh despite having huge land resources are still unable to use it profitably and convert its natural potentials into revenue/income generating recsources. He said that Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with fertile soils, diverse agro-climatic conditions ranging from tropical to alpine climate suitable for growing various fruit crops and spice crops like Kiwi, Ginger, Large Cardamom, etc. He further informed that the State of Arunachal is one of the Bio-diversity hot spots of the country as many species of orchids, medicinal plants and wild fruits are found naturally in the State. But due to poor Research & Development wings and lack of scientific knowledge and technical know-how adding to the geographical isolation for the last many years, the State could not convert its natural potentials/resources into revenue/capitals.
He seek the support from the bigger companies and agriculture based industries to support the farmers saying that through commercialization and professional farming only, sustainable development in agriculture can be achieved. He invited the experts from Kancor Ingredients Limited to come to Arunachal Pradesh and to participate in the ensuing Agriculture Conclave and suggests measures for resurgence of Agriculture in the State.
Chief Executive Officer, Geemon K Korah expressed his keenness to expand and set up a unit of his agro-based industry in the North East region provided it gets regular and sufficient supply of raw materials (agricultural produces). Particularly mentioning Arunachal Pradesh as a potential producer of Ginger, establishment of such industry in the region will benefit the growers, he said.
He also expressed his willingness to work for sustainable development of agriculture in the region as he observed that the NE region is plagued with challenges like poor agricultural practices, lack of post-harvest practices and high transportation costs. He also informed that the Industrialist are keen to make agriculture produce commercially competitive for the development of the farmer, to enrich their works and livelihoods too.
Mein visited the extraction, distillation and purification units, innovation centres, testing & formulation laboratories of the Kancor Ingredients Limited, which is a pioneer in the filed of Global Spice Extraction and the first in the country. Partnering with V Mane Fils, France; one of the largest Flavor and Fragrance Companies in the world, Kancor specializes in complete food ingredient solutions right from sourcing of raw materials, extraction, research, formulation, testing and final delivery.
He also planted a sapling of avenue plant in the premise.