The farmers of Chirang, along with the Panbari Bodofa Agro Organic Producer Company, exported the famous Assam lemon to the United Kingdom in the first week of July. The lemon, popularly known as Kazi Nemu, is produced only in Assam and is one of the main food items found in Assamese cuisine.
The Assamese lemon is mainly known for its rich source of Vitamin C. Besides this, it is also very refreshing in taste.
The lemons were handpicked from select lemon orchards of Panbari, Chirang and around 1,200kg of lemon was shipped to the Wholesale International Market in New Spitalfields, United Kingdom. The export of the GI Certified Assam Lemon has been done under the close supervision of the Bodofa FPC Common Service Centre and members of the Assam Agri-Business and Rural Transformation Project (APART) in Guwahati.
Upendra Boro, CEO of Panbari Bodofa Agro Organic Producer Company, told EastMojo, “The export was successful and the farmers are delighted to sell their produce at a fair price. The rate per lemon has been set as Rs 2 and we sold it for Rs 16 per kg in the markets of London.”
“The response that we have got is quite good. They appreciated the quality of lemons, and we have also received more orders of lemon from the European markets, which we will be exporting shortly.” Boro further added.
The export is considered as a stepping stone in flourishing the agri-business industry of the state, and has empowered the farmers of Chirang, Assam by building proximity in the international market for more such future opportunities.