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Odisha to promote jackfruit cultivation and processing.
Jul 27, 2021

The state agriculture department has decided to promote jackfruit cultivation, its processing and value addition on a mission mode following a discussion at a recent high-level meeting attended by senior officials.
 
'It was decided that the local elite landraces of jackfruit having desired quality for raw consumption as well as production of the value-added product will be identified by the horticulture directorate to meet the market requirement,' said an official source.
 
The meeting chaired by development commissioner P K Jena and agriculture production commissioner R K Sharma decided to encourage grafted jackfruit plantation to reduce the gestation period once quality grafts are produced in horticulture farm.
    

The Times of India

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