The CM of Meghalaya announced the 'Lakadong Festival,' a celebration of food, music & dance

SHILLONG: 14th May 2022 (PTI Source)

At the announcement of the 'Lakadong Festival,' the Meghalaya CM distributed Cheques worth more than ₹ 1 crore to 15 CMCs.

Conrad Sangma revealed that the state government has started extracting curcumin from turmeric, making it the first-ever initiative in northeastern India.

According to the report, such a technology is widely available and will be offered in the near future. It has been "indigenous" to our bodies for thousands of years. Better technology with worldwide acceptance would be accessible in the near future, according to his claims.

The CMCs were rewarded for their efforts in developing the value chain of Lakadong turmeric and for the impact they have had on farmers in Laskein block with cheques worth a total of ₹ 1 crore.

At the celebration, Sangma also gave turmeric polishers and washers to Laskein's farmers' cooperative.

"These machines are extremely helpful to our Lakadong turmeric farmers in the region, who are working very hard," says Mr Jelon. "We will continue to support them."

The CM also tested the curcumin content of Laskein's Lakadong turmeric using the Spices Board device.

9.36 per cent of the curcumin in turmeric was discovered to be curcumin, according to a tweet. This test was previously only available in Kolkata.

The CM stated that the Lakadong Festival is the culmination of a four-year journey that began with worries about turmeric farmers in Lakshadong.

“We made the decision to enter mission mode in order to raise Lakadong turmeric output and value addition after that,” he continued.

According to him, authorities and departments operate on a pattern-based framework, which is why the final result isn't as good as it should be.

“The aim should be to raise farmers' income by boosting their production through training and capacity building,” he concluded.