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India: 22 varieties of jack fruit on display at Yekkur exhibition

Jack fruit, which is called the poor man’s fruit, is being given a place of prominence at the exhibition being exclusively held to showcase its immense possibilities, at the Agricultural Science Centre in Yekkur, which was inaugurated on Friday, June 26. During the two-day fair, besides creating awareness about the advantages and different uses of the fruit, sale will also be held at the venue.
S D Sampath Samrajya, president, Zilla Krishika Samaj, who inaugurated the Mela, said that the fruit, which abounds during the rainy season, has medicinal value too. The growers in the rural areas store the fruit up to a year, as they are aware of its true value, he noted.  He lamented, that in several places, jack fruit trees are being felled, because of the fact that its wood fetches good value in the market.

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Publication date: 6/29/2009


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