Meghalaya’s Lakadong Turmeric goes global


SHILLONG: The turmeric  farmers groups in Meghalaya under a local entrepreneur with the brand name BRAVES and Mt. Meru, a company from San Diego  took an initiative for marketing Lakadong Turmeric in Nutraceutical form for the US market.

“#Meghalaya‘s Golden Spice #LakadongTurmeric goes international! Happy to launch Lakadong Turmeric through Neutraceutical company Mt. Meru Medicines in #USA via VC with Hon’ble Union Agriculture Minister Sh.

@nstomar Ji,” said Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma who attended the webinar despite being in the home isolation following COVID-19 infection. 

“In a state with over 80% farmers it is important that their needs are indentified and met through schemes targeted towards upscaling their production,”  Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Tomar said, adding that it is a matter of pride that haldi (turmeric) from India has reached the seven seas. He assured the chief minister that the Centre would provide all the assistance in this and other farmer related ventures. 

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