A group of 19 households in Jangdung village under Saling gewog, Mongar have ventured into early chilli production on about 3 acres of wetland which is otherwise left fallow after paddy season. A hybrid Indian chilli variety, SHP 2448 is being cultivated for the first time in the village to meet the chilli shortage during the winter season.
The group is planning to expand the area from next season and do the cultivation early to produce chilli in critical winter months. This year’s production was delayed by the lockdowns. The group also cultivated tomatoes on a commercial scale inside greenhouses.
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