Tezpur, May 20 : Deputy Commissioner Deba Kumar Mishra on Thursday inaugurated a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet for Tezpur Litchi which was held at the conference hall of Tezpur University Guest House, organized by the Biswanath College of Agriculture, Assam Agriculture University in joint association with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Developmet (NABARD), office of the District Agriculture Officer, and Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) and Sonitpur district administration.
Dr Pallab Kumar Sarma, Chief Scientist, AICRPDA and Coordinator, CBBO Local Office, Biswanath College of Agriculture, AAU, Coordinator, TEC, Tezpur University, Prof Manuj Kr Hazarika, Prof Laxmikant Badwaik, Department of FET, Circle Officer, Tezpur, Pankaj Borah, Consultant, APEDA, Dr Archana Nath, Principal, ETC, Naltoli, Hareswar Das, representatives of Agnigarh FPC, DAMC, Sonitpur, Saurabh Srivastava, local Litchi farmers, officials of department of agriculture were present in today’s meet which was organised primarily with the objective to find potential buyers of Tezpur Litchi. The FPO, Agnigarh Producer Company limited is supported by NABARD and promoted by Biswanath College of Agriculture under the Central Sector Scheme on Formation and Promotion of FPCs. The virtual meet was also attended by individual buyers, representatives of various export companies who have expressed interest in procuring Litchi for the coming harvesting season.
Officials present made presentations and sessions on Scope of Export, Industry Linkage and Value Addition, Quality of Litchi and Marketing, Availability of litchi and harvest window, buyer-seller discussion were held during the later half of the day.