Mamco betrays EIRI on ginger marketing

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Aizawl, Dec 10 (UNI) Mizoram Agriculture Marketing Corporation (Mamco), a government undertaking, has allegedly issued challans to Cachar-based Bagha Ginger Syndicate to buy gingers from the state.

Mamco had inked a deal with Engineers India Research Institute (EIRI) in this regard on November 22 however, the deal has been scrapped off.

EIRI chief consultant Rotluanga Fanai had alleged that Mamco had not only nullified the agreement, but increased the rates of Mizoram's gingers.

According to the agreement, the government was supposed to avoid heavy expenditure under price support and transport subsidy so that the farmers would be able to sell their gingers two rupees higher than the previous year, he asserted.

Mr Fanai also said that he also had formal agreements with five Indian companies and one Paris-based Coral Finance Company to market Mizoram's gingers.

However, after the agreement, the Bagha Ginger Syndicate had started destroying the ginger market by giving money to their Mizo accomplices to collect local gingers at cheaper price, Mr Fanai alleged.

He also informed that the Mamco chairman had not taken any action so far despite several written complaints.

Mr Fanai further alleged that the warehouse at Vairengte, which was allotted to EIRI by the Mamco, had been occupied by the IR police.

UNI

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