‘Unnati’ to promote mango cultivation – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BHUBANESWAR: Governor Ganeshi Lal on Friday launched the ‘Unnati Aamrit’ project which aims to improve the livelihoods of mango farmers in the state by promoting sustainable and high-tech farming practices. Odisha is the 12th state to be included in the “Unnati” flagship project, which is part of the Coca-Cola Foundation’s fruit circular economy initiative. The governor said Unnati has transformed the lives of farmers in 11 states across the country over the past decade.

“The state supports the central government’s call for an Atmanirbhar Bharat. The sustainable agriculture initiative will boost self-resilience and uplift the farming community in the eastern region of the country,” Lal said. The project will be launched on a pilot basis in the districts of Boudh, Kandhamal and Nayagarh in partnership with SWADESI, a rural development organization and expanded to other potential districts in the next phase.

Director, CSR and Sustainability of Coca-Cola India, Rajesh Ayapilla, said it was initially planned to empower more than 10,000 farmers in Odisha by promoting the planting of mangoes on about 10,000 acres of land in key areas. agricultural districts. SWADESI’s project manager, Sukanta Panigrahi, said the collaboration has already engaged with about 5,000 farmers for its food processing unit in Kandhamal.

BHUBANESWAR: Governor Ganeshi Lal on Friday launched the ‘Unnati Aamrit’ project which aims to improve the livelihoods of mango farmers in the state by promoting sustainable and high-tech farming practices. Odisha is the 12th state to be included in the “Unnati” flagship project, which is part of the Coca-Cola Foundation’s fruit circular economy initiative. The governor said Unnati has transformed the lives of farmers in 11 states across the country over the past decade. “The state supports the central government’s call for an Atmanirbhar Bharat. The sustainable agriculture initiative will boost self-resilience and uplift the farming community in the eastern region of the country,” Lal said. The project will be launched on a pilot basis in the districts of Boudh, Kandhamal and Nayagarh in partnership with SWADESI, a rural development organization and expanded to other potential districts in the next phase. Director, CSR and Sustainability of Coca-Cola India, Rajesh Ayapilla, said it was initially planned to empower more than 10,000 farmers in Odisha by promoting the planting of mangoes on about 10,000 acres of land in key areas. agricultural districts. SWADESI’s project manager, Sukanta Panigrahi, said the collaboration has already engaged with about 5,000 farmers for its food processing unit in Kandhamal.

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