ANDHRA PRADESH

Hope for orange cultivators

NALGONDA: At a time when the farmers of sweet orange are desperately seeking marketing avenues due to high production of the fruit this year, a Switzerland based company has come forward to procure the sweet orange produced by the district based farmers for its proposed juice concentration unit in Maharashtra.

According to official sources, sweet orange is cultivated in more than one lakh hectares in the district mainly in Nalgonda, Devarakonda and Miryalaguda divisions this year.

The suitable climatic conditions and the government subsidy have prompted the farmers to take up the sweet orange cultivation on a large-scale in the district.

Even as the sweet orange farmers have been actively exploring marketing opportunities , the marketing proposal mooted by a Switzerland based firm came as a ray of hope for the farmers.

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