Garden City goes orange

Garden City goes orange

 Kids looking at oranges at the horticulture mela that began on Saturday in Bangalore. DH photoIt is a treat of oranges for the City as the National orange mela has been drawing crowds at the third inter-state horticulture mela bringing several rare varieties of oranges and other minor fruits tempting your taste buds.

Organised by National Horticulture Board (NHB) and State Horticulture, over a dozen stalls participating in the mela have brought range of kinnow, oranges, minor fruits like strawberry, rose apples and varieties of lime and sweet limes.

Surinder Singh Nijhar, Senior horticulture Officer, National Horticulture Board said that this mela aims at introducing several fruits especially  kinnows or manderin from Sirsa Belt and from the North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and other places.

Explaining about the properties about the oranges of North Eastern Region, Nijar said that this fruits is naturally grown in the forests and is more sweeter than any oranges.

Farmers from North Eastern Regions and Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan directly sold their produce at the mela.

A range of oranges, sweet limes, kinnow and acid limes from over 11 States across the country are on display. They are being sold at fair prices. The mela has been organised in Lalbagh.

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