‘Horticulture can be a boon for Arunachal’

YACHULI, Dec 22: Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) Director, Dr Shailendra Rajan, has said that horticulture can be a boon for a state like Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr Rajan, along with Yachuli ADC JT Toko, HDO Taso Yalu and others on Friday visited the guava garden established here in Lower Subansiri district by progressive farmer Likha Maj.
He observed that there is a vast scope for cultivation of horticulture crops in the area, and that the climatic condition is suitable for cultivating guava.
Maj informed that he has planted more than 1 lakh guava saplings and distributed an equal number of saplings among the local farmers free of cost.
He said he plans to establish a guava processing unit here at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore, and sought subsidy and assistance from the state government in terms of providing power supply, approach road, water supply, and such.