Local growers gain from ban on import of cabbages

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Aizawl, Apr 27 (UNI) Cabbage growers in Serchhip district have greatly benefited from the government's ban on import of cabbages from outside Mizoram, a source from Serchhip told UNI here today.

Previously, imported cabbages dominated the local markets, leaving no room for local produce. Keeping this in mind, the Mizoram government enforced the ban from April 2.

As a result of the ban, local cabbages are being sold at Rs five per kg at wholesale rate and Rs 10 per kg in sabji bazaars, the source said.

However, some said that the Aizawl markets have lesser quantity of cabbages as the local products alone could not meet the demand.

Local cabbages are claimed to have comparatively high nutritional values for they have been cultivated under organic farming. Serchhip district is the largest cabbage producer in Mizoram.


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