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Saturday, 21 November 2020

Punjab Govt selects Fazilka kinnow for sale in international market

Fazilka, November 20

Fazilka's kinnow has been selected by the government for sale in the international market under the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme. As per the sources, kinnow is cultivated over nearly 33,000 hectares in Fazilka district. There are several kinnow grading and waxing plants in the district to enhance the shelf life of the citrus fruit.

Fazilka Deputy Commissioner Arvind Pal Singh Sandhu said the government was coming out with a comprehensive plan to send the best quality kinnow to the international market and distant areas of the country.

The DC said seminars would be conducted soon to apprise the horticulturists and the traders of the export laws and other formalities.

A central government representative, Navdeep Singh, said there was a great demand of Fazilka-based kinnow in Central Asia and South-East Asian countries, and the government was ready to extend a helping hand to horticulturists to clear the export hindrances.

Tajinder Singh, Deputy Director, Horticulture, said "Kinnow, which is rich in Vitamin-C, boosts the immune system and helps the body fight diseases." — OC

from The Tribune

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