Bhubaneswar: Odisha farmers may find some relief to know that six of the vegetables produced in the state will be now exported to Malaysia. All preparations have been done for the export and the final decision will be taken in a high level meeting on April 12.
Talks with Cargo India have been completed for the project under which the vegetables like lady’sfinger, brinjal, drumsticks, green chillies, bottle gourd and bittergourd will be exported to Malaysia. OUAT vice chancellor Prof Surendranath Pashupalak informed that this project has been taken up the varsity.
He added that a state of the art research centre will also be set up by OUAT with financial support from ICAR and state government. The research centre will focus on examination and tests of vegetable production and poisonous pesticides. This centre will also host skill development programmes for farmers for which 2800 farmers from across the state have been spotted.