Meghalaya CM releases policy document on jackfruit mission
On July 7 2018 ,The policy document of the five year jackfruit mission has been released by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.He launched the draft policy on Jackfruit Mission at Jackfruit Festival 2018 and mission will be launched be before Independence Day 2018.
i. Jackfruit Mission is one of the flagship programmes of the government that encourage entrepreneurial activities and help the farmers of the state to generate additional income from the fruit.
ii. It is Rs.80 crore investment project mission over a period of five years. Rs 42.6 crore will be sourced from the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) and Rs 6.3 crore from the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Rs 30.2 crore from the state government.
iii. Department of Agriculture organized the First state level Jackfruit Fruit Festival 2018 with the theme “The Humble Jack”.
iv. It will help over 82000 farmers , 50 small and medium enterprises and about 200 nano enterprises.
Few Facts about Meghalaya
i. Meghalaya means “abode of the cloud” in Sanskrit and its capital Shilong is known as “Scotland of the East”.
ii.It is a part of Seven sister states of North Eastern India.Its official language is English and other languages are Khasi,Garo Pnar, Biate Hajong and Bengali.
iii. India’s longest cave is located in Jaintia Hills in the state of Meghalaya.