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Expansion of buckwheat cultivation in Meghalaya from the seeds of Uttarakhand, production reached 500 tonnes in two years

At present, the Meghalaya government is buying buckwheat from farmers at the rate of Rs 40 per kg. (signal picture)

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The Meghalaya government had done buckwheat cultivation inside the state on an experimental basis in 2019, but the results were not meaningful that year due to the storm. After this, the state government started cultivating buckwheat in 4 acres in 2021. Whose scope has reached beyond 100 acres in 9 to 10 months.

Pot (Buckwheat) everyone must have heard about it. Hey there Kuttu, which may not have been seen by the majority of the population of the country, but must have eaten the most flour puris in the fast. Here the kuttu is now Meghalaya (MeghalayaAgriculture continues to be the mainstay of the economy. In fact, the Meghalaya government is placing a big bet on the cultivation of buckwheat. For which the initiative has started from 2019. under this initiative Uttarakhand K Almora (AlmoraThe first seed of buckwheat was brought from This year its cultivation was started in the state on a trial basis, but it was interrupted due to storm Amfan. After this, since the last year, the cultivation of buckwheat has gained momentum in Meghalaya and as a result, the area under buckwheat cultivation in the state has increased from four acres to 100 acres in the last nine-ten months.

target of cultivating buckwheat in one thousand acres

The state government intends to expand the cultivation of buckwheat inside Meghalaya in the next few years. Under which the Meghalaya government is working on a plan to increase the area of ​​buckwheat cultivation within the state to 1,000 acres. Giving this information, a senior official said that the land and weather conditions are fully suitable for the cultivation of this cash crop in the state. KN Kumar, Chairman, Farmers (Empowerment) Commission of Meghalaya said that the cost of maintenance of this crop is not high. This can give additional income to the farmers of the state. In a separate conversation on the sidelines of a food exhibition, he said that buckwheat is a superfood and contains valuable nutrients. At the same time, he said that in the next two to three years, we will increase the area of ​​​​pottu cultivation to 1,000 acres.

500 ton production estimated this year

KN Kumar, chairman of the Farmers (Empowerment) Commission of Meghalaya, said that the cultivation of buckwheat was officially started inside Meghalaya in August last year. Under which four acres of land was given to grow this crop in East Khasi Hills of the state. This initiative was very successful. He said that the state is expecting to produce 500 tonnes of buckwheat this year.

Demand from many other countries including Japan, price is higher than wheat

There is a lot of demand for Kuttu even within the country. Often its flour puris are eaten inside the country during fasting. At the same time, the demand for buckwheat remains in foreign countries due to the nutrients found in it. Whereas at present its prices are higher than wheat. KN Kumar, chairman of the Farmers (Empowerment) Commission of Meghalaya, said that there is a demand for this crop in Japan and other parts of the world. At the same time, he told that he said that the government is buying buckwheat from farmers at the rate of Rs 40 a kg.

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