TAWANG, Jun 23: The farmer producers group of Tawang launched the sale of organic vegetables at the Sunday weekly market opposite the parade ground today. The event aimed to consolidate local farmers growing organic produce under one roof for the convenience of both customers and farmers.

The inaugural event was attended by Tawang MLA Namgey Tsering, who highlighted the significance of supporting local farmers in cultivating organic vegetables and discouraging the use of harmful chemicals and fertilizers. Tsering expressed gratitude to chief minister Pema Khandu and former deputy commissioner Sang Phuntsok for establishing the Sunday market in 2021. He encouraged farmers to continue their participation in the weekly market and assured them of his support in expanding organic farming.

Brigade Commander Brigadier VS Rajput assured local organic vegetable farmers of the army's support in providing a platform for their products. He emphasized the strong civil-military relationship in Tawang, describing it as an exemplary model for the nation.

In his address, deputy commissioner Sang Khandu thanked the MLA for attending the event and reiterated the administration's commitment to supporting local farmers. He encouraged farmers to focus on cultivating traditional and locally grown vegetables, urging them to seek advice from agricultural experts to enhance production. Khandu stressed the economic and health benefits of capturing local vegetable markets.

Chairman of the farmer producers group in Tawang, Nawang Chonzom, extended a warm welcome to the MLA, the district administration, and the Indian Army for their support of self-help groups and farmers.