Itanagar: After Pineapple and Pumpkins, the Oranges of the Northeast are all set to reach the International market. The first consignment of the famous Oranges from Dambuk in Arunachal Pradesh is likely to reach Dubai by December 30. Dambuk valley is called the ‘Orange Bowl of Arunachal Pradesh’, and the sweet juicy oranges produced in the valley in the Roing district are known as Dambuk Orange.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu flagged off the 6 MT consignment from Roing on Saturday. CM Khandu termed the move as a remarkable feat and said that the state administration is placing unwavering efforts to transform Arunachal Pradesh into the ‘fruit bowl of India’.
An initiative undertaken by the Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB) in collaboration with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and Lulu Group International, the effort is supported by the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER).
Taking to Twitter, the Arunachal CM wrote “How happy and proud I am to see our oranges from Dambuk being exported to Dubai. With government support and our farmers’ continued effort, Arunachal Pradesh is surely on its way to becoming the fruit bowl of India. Truly a remarkable feat!”
Dambuk is located 30 km towards west from District headquarters Roing. It is 268 km from State capital Itanagar towards the West. It is one of the 60 constituencies of Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh.
Every year the Dambuk Orange and Music Festival, known to be India’s first adventure and music festival, is organised to celebrate the juicy fruit and has a great lineup of shows this year too after the gap of two years for the pandemic.
Scheduled to be held from December 15 to 18 2022, the festival will host national and international music stars as a part of the celebration.