Itanagar: Oranges from Aruanchal Pradesh are all set to reach Dubai and Muscat market.
The first consignment of the famous oranges from Dambuk in Arunachal Pradesh is likely to reach Dubai by December 30.
Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu flagged off the 6 MT consignment from Roing on Saturday.
Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB) in collaboration with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and Lulu Group International helped the farmers to export oranges to Dubai.
The effort to export oranges is being supported by the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER).
Dambuk valley is called the ‘Orange Bowl of Arunachal Pradesh’, and the sweet juicy oranges produced in the valley in the Roing district are known as Dambuk Orange.
Pema Khandu said he is proud see oranges from Dambuk being exported to Dubai. “With government support and our farmers’ continued effort, Arunachal Pradesh is surely on its way to becoming the fruit bowl of India. Truly a remarkable feat!” he tweeted.
How happy & proud I am to see our oranges from Dambuk being exported to Dubai.
With government support & our farmers' continued effort, Arunachal Pradesh is surely on way to becoming the fruit bowl of India.
Truly a remarkable feat! https://t.co/nBzaPNJoeQ
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) November 26, 2022
Dambuk is located 30 km towards west from district headquarters Roing. It is 268 km east of Itanagar, the state capital.
Every year the Dambuk Orange and Music Festival, known to be India’s first adventure and music festival, is organised to celebrate the juicy fruit of Arunachal Pradesh.
This year the Dambuk Orange Festival is scheduled to be held from December 15 to 18. The festival will host national and international music stars as a part of the celebration.