Arunachal’s Kiwi obtains Organic Certification

Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Subansiri District has become the first in the Country to obtain the coveted Organic Certification for kiwi under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER). 

Chief Minister, Pema Khandu in his tweet congratulated the farmers of Lower Subansiri District on achieving such feat.

Only decades ago, ‘Anteri’ was merely another wild fruit for the natives that grew in the jungles of Ziro valley. But today, the organically grown kiwis of Arunachal Pradesh are now gradually making a mark in the marts and malls, despite numerous odds in storage and transportation.

Arunachal Pradesh took a major leap towards healthy and sustainable agriculture by launching the State Organic Mission in April 2017. With the launch, sustainable farming methods were practised in the State in a phase wise manner. They gradually grew healthier and vigorous crops through traditional methods and avoided the use of chemicals which in turn promoted Arunachal Pradesh as an organic state. The achievement couldn’t have come at a better time as all the efforts involved in growing and producing nutrient-rich crops in a sustainable, eco-friendly and pollution-free environment has finally paid off.