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Assam Exports Jackfruit & Green Chilli To Dubai

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DHUBRI, April 10 (PTI): Assam has started export of jackfruit and green chilli to Dubai from here, officials have said.
The consignment was flagged off by Dhubri deputy commissioner Anbamuthan MP on Friday evening from Bilasipara town for the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport from where it left for Mumbai for its onward journey to Dubai on Saturday.
The consignment comprised 1.5 tonnes of tender jackfruit and 0.5 tonnes of green chilli and this will be distributed by the Lulu Group International through its chain of more than 200 supermarkets and hypermarkets across the Gulf countries.
The whole process was coordinated by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and they gave all the required technical support for the purpose, Anbamuthan said.
“This is a special day for the agro-economics sector of Dhubri district as well as for the entire Assam. With… and relentless efforts of the district administration and farmers we are able to export jackfruit and green chilli from Dhubri to Dubai,” the DC said.
Dhubri produces several agri products which have export potential and this particular opportunity came at an exhibition organised by APEDA in Guwahati where the Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) members first met the Lulu Group International representative, he added.
The FPO namely Green Chilli Producer Organization Cooperative Society Ltd which has 560 shareholder farmers from Bilasipara and Nayer Alga Development Block area has produced the exported items, which will continue on a weekly basis.
Lulu Group International general manager Ravi Kumar said that if they get the requisite customers for these two products they will continue to export from Dhubri.

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