This consignment is sourced from the farms of Burigaon in Darrang District and can give an extra enhance to farmers’ earnings particularly throughout this pandemic state of affairs. Though the preliminary order is for 50 MT of Maize, NERAMAC count on that this may open the floodgate for exporting the numerous agri-horti produces of North East India to newer markets.
Atul Bora, Minister of Agriculture, Government of Assam had flagged off the cargo within the presence of a number of dignitaries. The Minister whereas flagging off the consignment stated “We have immense potential for tapping new markets and bringing better earnings for the farmers of Assam. I would like to congratulate NERAMAC in this endeavor and hope that this is the start of many more export transactions”.
Manoj Ok Das, Managing Director, NERAMAC stated “This initial order is a learning experience for team NERAMAC and this is only the beginning. Bangladesh requires about 43 Lakh MT of Maize every year and more than half can be met from NER. Also in future there can be ancillary industries like corn flakes, furfural alcohol from hops etc.”
NERAMAC’s accomplice in Bangladesh is Simura Industrial & Mercantile Company Ltd for this transaction. NERAMAC, below the Ministry of DoNER, has been specializing in bettering the situation of farmers of the North-Eastern Region by offering them a platform to promote their produces at a good and affordable value.