Kohima: The lone airport in the state of Nagaland will now cater for air cargo services after Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday launched the facility at Dimapur airport. With the launch, the CM hoped that the services will help enhance the income of the local farmers.

The chief minister took to Twitter to congratulate the state’s horticulture department and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the initiative. Rio also expressed gratitude to the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers welfare (DAW&FW) for the sponsorship.

“Inaugurated #Aircargo facility at #DimapurAirport. I congratulate @horticulturengl , @AAI_Official for the initiative. I’m grateful to MIDH, DAC&FW for sponsorship and @airindiain @IndiGo6E for partnership. I hope this service will help enhance the income of our farmers,” he tweeted.

In February, the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation approved the security vetting/security clearance for domestic Cargo Operation from the Terminal Building of Dimapur Airport. A common user domestic cargo terminal has been constructed.

Adviser to the CM, Abu Metha also took to Twitter to express delight over the launch of the services. Metha said “Finally cargo services launched at #Dimapur Airport by @Neiphiu_Rio. Will help growth of local economy&assist producers to market their products”. “Lot more to be done but a start has been made,” he added.

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  1. The air cargo service is a joint initiative of the Department of Horticulture, Nagaland Airport Authority of India with Air India and Indigo as airline partners.

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