North East’s first-ever specialised 'Ginger' Processing Plant in Meghalaya has been revived: All you need to know

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh disclosed about it after reviewing the functioning of the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC), a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the aegis of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). 

The Ginger Processing Plant of North East India was established around the year 2004 but remained non-functional for many years. The North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) has now undertaken the responsibility of reviving it and initiated steps to operationalize the closed Plant through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. 

 

Highlights:

1- The Ginger Processing Plant is located at the Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP), Raja Bhagan, Byrnihat Hatt. 

2- It will not only process ginger but will also help in the preparation of the products such as waxed ginger, ginger paste, ginger powder, ginger flakes, ginger oil, and so forth. 

3- 'Ginger' has attained a place of prominence amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as it acts as an immunity booster.  Prime Minister Modi also referred to 'Ginger' recently for boosting the immunity. 

4- The Ginger products prepared from the Ginger Processing Plant will not only be available for domestic consumption but will have a wider demand and will be in line with Prime Minister Modi's vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat. 

5- Under PPP mode, an Operation and Maintenance Operator was selected through the tender process and the work is currently under progress. 

 

Source: Jagranjosh