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Jul 26, 2020

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi praises Kutch farmers for cultivation of Dragon fruit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat program on All India Radio has mentioned the Dragon fruit farming in arid Kutch region of Gujarat. He praised the farmers of Kutch for cultivation of this imported fruit, so that India can be self-reliant.
AIR Ahmedabad correspondent reports that originally, the Dragon fruit belongs to South America and mostly India is importing this nutritious fruit. But now, the farmers of Kutch region in Gujarat are cultivating this fruit on a large scale as a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
This fruit is high in vitamins and minerals. The significant level of vitamin C is helping to fight chronic disease by boosting the immune system. Progressive farmer of Deshalpar in Kutch district- Keshubhai Thakrani said that farmers are getting good prices of Dragon fruit from hotels and restaurants.
Large number of farmers in Bhuj, Gandhidham and Mandvi areas are now cultivating Dragon fruit and getting good returns.

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