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Kiwis Of Ziro Valley

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  • December 2, 2020
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Kiwis Of Ziro Valley

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Agriculture

In news

  • The kiwis that grow wild in Arunachal Pradesh’s Ziro Valley are the only certified organic fruit of their kind in India.
  • Arunachal Pradesh is the first State in India to obtain Organic Certification for Kiwi under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER).
  • Ziro Valley is located in Lower Subansiri district.

Important value addition

Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER) 

  • It is a Central Sector Scheme.
  • It is a sub-mission under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).
  • Launched by: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 
  • Implementation in: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, 

Do you know?

  • An agricultural practice/product is considered organic when there are no chemical fertilisers or pesticides involved in its cultivation process.
  • Such certifications in India can be obtained after strict scientific assessment done by the regulatory body, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).

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