He said that high quality ginger powder comes from villages in Ray Phui district.
“About 150 kg of Lakkadung turmeric and another 150 kg of ginger powder were sent to the Netherlands. Another 210 kg of Lakkadung turmeric and 5 kg of ginger powder were earmarked for the UK,” Pantido said.
He said that the export was part of an experiment and the process was carried out with the help of the state government after the demand of the consumers of these two countries.
The minister said that the export of products received from women self-help groups in these two areas would start last year, but it was not possible due to the pandemic.
He said that Meghalaya produced 16,383 tonnes of turmeric in 2016-2017.
More than 50 percent turmeric is grown in the West Jaintia Hills region. Villages such as Sumer, Lakkadong, Changpong, Yuexi, Nongtingkou and Kochonong are known to grow turmeric, a senior agriculture official said.
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