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National research centre for chikoo to come up in Thane

A national research centre dedicated to the development of the tropical fruit sapodilla, commonly known as chikoo would soon come up in the Thane district.



Thane: A national research centre dedicated
to the development of the tropical fruit sapodilla, commonly
known as chikoo would soon come up in the Thane district.

An announcement to this effect was made at a two-day
state-level conference of chikoo growers held at Dahanu in the
district by Vice-Chancellor of Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi
Vidyapeeth, Dr Vijaykumar Mehta.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research had put forth the
proposal to set up the Centre at Palghar in Thane district
which has been accepted and approved by the Agricultural
Ministry, he said.

In Maharashtra, 59,852 hectares of land area is under
sapodilla cultivation out of which 75 per cent of the farmland
is located in Thane district.

PTI

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