Anbalagan remains optimistic and explains that efforts are being made to address most of the issues – building processing plants for value addition, creating cold-storage facilities everywhere in the state and getting the region connected to the rest of India for speedy transportation of produce to markets. However, this will take some years as a lot of research needs to be carried out, he concedes: “As I said, we need to fix many issues on the technical side. But in other respects, we are making a good progress.” 


Athar Parvaiz
New Delhi, India