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Uttarakhand villages’ popular farm produce to help generate employment

The popularity of apples grown in Harsil village could now help in generating employment in the region. The state government is planning to set up growth centers in Uttarakhand which would be instrumental in commercial production of specific farm produce that is popular in the region. These centers will also take care of the marketing aspect so that the agriculture produce is made available to the prospective buyers.

In the first phase of the project, two growth centers each will be set up in all the 13 districts of Uttarakhand which will be set up in places according to the production rate of the specific farm produce in the region. It will include agriculture as well as horticulture.

Famous region in Uttarakhand known for specific farm produce

Potato production – Barkot, Yamunotri, Bhatwari, Dunda, Joshimath, Karnprayag

Ginger production – Tehri, Chakrata, Kalsi, Maldevta

Apple production – Harsil, Mori, Arakot, Tyuni

Pear production – Bageshwar

Tomato production – Naugaon, Purola, Nainbagh, Tehri, Haldwani

Honey production – Jeolikot

Inputs from Amar Ujala