by NEWSNER , 2021-08-04 11:28:44
The first shipment of corn exports to Bangladesh has commenced at the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMC).
The consignment comes from a farm in Beligaan, Darang district, and will help farmers supplement their income, which is very important in the current pandemic situation. The first purchase is for 50 metric tonnes of corn, but NERAMAC anticipates that this will open the door to the export of a variety of agricultural and horticultural products from Northeast India to new markets.
Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora today ceremonially flagged off the state's first-ever maize cargo to Bangladesh, marking a significant step toward boosting farmer sustainability. According to Minister Bora, this is a significant milestone in the Assam agriculture business. He credited the farmers, saying that it was due to their hard work that the state's corn production had increased significantly. According to the Agriculture Minister, Assam's maize production has increased by 47 percent in the last five years.
Bora went on to add about the achievements of the Assam agro-industry, "I'm happy to report that maize output in Assam has increased by 47% in the last five years. To increase production and make our farmers more aatmanirbhar, our government has placed a heavy focus on agricultural mechanisation."
Bangladesh requires roughly 430,000 rupees of corn each year, according to Manoj K Das, Managing Director of NERAMAC. More than half of this can be met by NER. There may also be sub-industries in the future, such as cornflakes and furfural alcohol from hops.
Simura Industrial & Mercantile Company Ltd is NERAMAC's Bangladeshi partner in this transaction. NERAMAC, under the Ministry of Doner, has focused on improving the situation of farmers in the northeastern region by providing them with a forum for selling agricultural products at fair and affordable pricing.