by NEWSNER , 2021-05-06 09:22:30
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday announced plans to supply coffee-making machines for opening up coffee shops to young entrepreneurs in every district and sub-division of the state.
Rio made this announcement during a politician program organized by the natural resource Department to distribute Coffee pulpers to 50 Coffee growers of Kohima district at Solidarity Park here.
Encouraged by the increasing number of coffee growers within the state and also the export of coffee to South Africa and Dubai, Rio said to enhance the standard of coffee produced in Nagaland the people here should also know its variant tastes.
To encourage people to drink locally produced coffee, in every district and sub-division during the year "we will provide coffee making machine to trained people to open up coffee shops", he said.
Nagaland's land is suitable for coffee growing and through the 1980s Coffee Board of India (CBI) had come to the state in a big way and though farmers were interested due to lack of proper training the project failed.
Saying that coffee is one among the very best growing markets within the world, Rio said coffee plantation has re-started in Nagaland with the natural resource department because the nodal department and other people are now engaged in massive cultivation.
Naga Coffee is in high demand due to its organic nature, quality, and flavor, he said, adding that the state is yet to export finished products.
As Nagaland doesn't have any industry and factories for economic sustainability, the chief minister said coffee growers within the state can become pioneers towards uplifting the economy of the state.
He said that other government departments also are engaged during a coffee plantation in almost every district of the state. The chief minister, however, felt the necessity to synchronize all departments and occasional growers to possess better volume and also channelize marketing strategy for economic benefit.