Kachai Lemon Festival begins in Mnipur
The 18th edition of the two days long Kachai Lemon Festival began in Manipur on Thursday at the Local Ground of Kachai Village in Ukhrul district.
Kachai Lemon of Manipur has been accorded Geographical Indication (GI) registration tag and widely grown in the Kachai Village of Ukhrul district. Unlike the other lemon varieties grown in other parts of the world, Kachai Lemon is considered to be unique as it is a rich source of ascorbic acid and famous for its juice content.
The Kachai Lemon Festival is organised annually to promote this unique kind of lemon fruit and to encourage the lemon farmers.
This year, altogether 260 stalls are put up at the festival showcasing the rich reap of lemon this year. While inaugurating the festival, Additional Chief Secretary of Manipur P. Vaiphei said that the Kachai Lemon is one horticulture product that can change the socio-economic facets of not only Kachai Village but the entire region.
This year the festival is being organised under the theme ‘Organic Kachai Lemon for Safe Environment and Rural Transformation’. A training program for lemon farmers will be held tomorrow as part of the festival