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Rio inaugurates ‘Hortiscape’ at Kisama

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By EMN Updated: Dec 01, 2022 10:54 pm
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Vegetables on display at Hortiscape stall in Kisama on Thursday.

Dimapur, Dec. 1 (EMN): Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, inaugurated the ‘Hortiscape’ at the 23rd Hornbill Festival on Thursday at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.

The Hortiscape comprises of ‘Floral Galleria, Kaleidoscope Hortus and Naga Organic Pavilion,’ a DIPR report stated.

At the Floral Galleria, products and items of the winners and participants of the Hornbill Festival flower competition, in categories of ferns and foliage, cacti and succulents, indigenous foliage and flowers, bulbs, tubers and rhizomes, orchids (indigenous), orchids (hybrids) and bonsai, were put up on display.

At the Kaleidoscope Hortus, the rich biodiversity of the state’s indigenous crops such as Burmese grapes, pea egg plant, bitter egg plant, pungent ginger, sumac, Sichuan pepper, black dammar/ raal, pork fat nut, sohiong/ black berry, ink nut/ haritaki, hog plum, fan palm seed, wild fig, wild apple etc., were also displayed.

The flowers, fruits and vegetables would be on display till the end of the festival and different organic fruits, vegetables and fruit products would also be available for buying. Wheelchairs have also been kept at the Floral Galleria to assists visitors with special needs.

Meanwhile, the chief minister also visited the Naga Organic Pavillion put up by the Agriculture department at the Hornbill Festival, Kisama.

Varieties of organic fruits and vegetables are being sold at reasonable price by the Entrepreneurs Associates; Creating and Opportunities; Aolo Organic Passion Fruits Producer Company Limited; Meghalaya Spices and Agro products, and others organic products from Dimapur, Pfutsero and Phek.

The department is also displaying their products including brown rice, cereals, black and brown glutinous sticky rice, as part of observance of the International Year of Millets 2023.

Rio was accompanied by advisors of PWD, H Chuba Chang; Technical Education and Election, Medo Yokha; Horticulture, Mhathung Yanthan; Justice & Law, Dr. Chumben Murry, and other dignitaries, it stated.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 01, 2022 10:54:58 pm