Changki (Nagaland), Mar 29 (ANI): First Aloe Vera Distillation Unit of the northeast was recently inaugurated here in Nagaland to cater to internal as well as external consumer.
The Rs. 28.5 million Aloe Vera Processing Plant comprises of washing unit, extractor, juicer, storage tank, filtering device, cosmetic processor, powder unit section, tray, drier, boiler and a laboratory.
At present, ten local workers are being trained to handle the processing of Aloe Vera, by a professional technician from Mumbai.
"I am sure that there will be a big demand not only nationally but also internationally. Aloe Vera cannot be grown in all parts of the world. Once it is supplied, there will be a lot of profits not only for the farmers but for the whole state as well," said S. C. Pongener, Managing Director of Organic Bio-Tech Park.
Locals in the area expressed happiness over the starting of first if its kind Aloe Vera plant in the northeast and hoped it would bring economic prosperity to the region.
"I am here to see the project inauguration. If it is a success, it will be good not only for the Naga tribes residing here but beneficial for the whole state," said Imlimeren Amri, Area President of Changki.orticulture has become a booming industry in the state as more and more emphasis is being given to it as a regular source of income. Chilli, aloe vera, flowers, organic vegetables etc. have found centre stage in the government policy and programmes.
Aloe Vera is used both internally and externally on humans, and is claimed to have some medicinal effects, which have been supported by scientific and medical research. (ANI)