Manipur CM N Biren Singh also interacted with the orange growers of the state during the festival. Credit: EastMojo Image

Tamenglong: Altogether 173 orange growers from various parts of the state took part in the 15th Orange Festival, which was inaugurated by state chief minister N Biren Singh here on Saturday.

Announcing that the state government has delivered almost everything which was promised during election, the state chief minister assured the orange growers of Tamenglong to provide all necessary help in the days to come. The chief minister also directed the department of horticulture to set up a research team within a week, especially for the Tamenglong orange growers, to look into the problems faced by the orange growers of Manipur.

“Under the SAMPADA Scheme or from the state fund, cold storage will also be set up very soon for the orange growers of Tamenglong,” he said, adding: From the year 2014 to 2018, the orange production in the state has not increased from 43.81 metric ton for various reasons.

Systematically and technically the orange growers as well as the other state holders need to work together for the better production of oranges in Tamenglong, he further added.

Senior ministers, MLAs, government officials also attended the programme among many others.

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