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Lemon village coming up in Assam village

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 14, 2009

Guwahati, Oct 14 (PTI) First tried out in Japan and Thailand, a concept village is coming up in a sleepy hamlet in Assam’s Nalbari district where thousands of lemon trees will be planted to improve the local economy.

Under the concept of ‘one village one product’, the North East Financial Development Corporation along with a leading NGO is setting up a ‘lemon village’ at Arora.

The institution’s chairman-cum-managing director, Kashi Nath Hazarika, said the concept which has been successful in Japan and Thailand, is being tried out for the first time in the Northeast with planting of nearly 10,000 lemon saplings.

Hazarika says the yield, which will find a ready market among local population, will generate an annual average revenue of Rs 10 lakh per year.

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