IMPHAL, Jan 18 - Kachai Lemon Festival began at Kachai local ground in Manipur�s Ukhrul district on Thursday. The festival has been organised by Kachai Fruit Farming & Processing Cooperative Society and will conclude on January 20.
Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar announced that the department will provide Rs 24 lakh for construction of a rural market shed and a retail market shed at Kachai village.
He further announced that the Forest department will soon start a monetary assistance scheme for preservation of trees. The scheme is likely to be initiated by March.