Citrus Expo to start from Dec 23

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sirsa
  • Updated: Dec 19, 2014 19:40 IST

Indo-Israeli high-tech nursery will host the first state-level two-day Citrus Expo from December 23 at Mangeana village of Sirsa.

Deputy director of department of horticulture, Pawan Kumar, said experts from several districts of the state would exhibit their produce during the expo. All the varieties of oranges, lemons, pickles of citrus fruit, sweet limes, cultivated across the state will be on display during the expo which will be attended by around 500 farmers.

He said that this would be the first citrus expo organised by the state government for encouraging the gardening of oranges in the state. The farmers would be rewarded with first, second and third prizes according to the cultivation of the fruit.

Pawan said horticulture department's director Dr Arjun would soon visit the Mangana nursery to see the preparations. The Centre of Excellence for Fruits at Mangeana in Sirsa is one of around 20 Indo-Israeli agriculture projects in the country, helping India to achieve its goal.

There are 13 varieties of oranges which are being produced in the Mangeana nursery. In the expo, 13 varities from this nursery would be exhibited which include the varieties from across the globe. Apart from that, the plants of fruits and vegetables will also available on subsidised rates in the fair.

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