Saturday 21 May 2022

Indian State of Nagaland bets on coffee

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The State of Nagaland, in the extreme Northeastern part of India, plans to promote coffee growing taking advantage of its favourable climatic conditions.

A three year comprehensive plan for development of coffee in the state has been prepared for a total area of 5000 hectares of land covering all the districts to be implemented with the support of Coffee Board of India, Department’s Secretary Y Kikheto Sema told reporters.

Kikheto said that the LRD together with other departments would be taking up huge coffee plantation drive in every district as the state has been declared geographically and topographically suitable for coffee.

He said that once coffee production commences a farmer can earn at least Rs 3.75 lakh (US$5,600) in a year.

The department is also promoting rubber cultivation on a large scale in the state in view of the high economic returns with the support of Rubber Board of India.

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