Minister Kruse commissions CWWS’s Fruit and Vegetable Processing Centre at Pfutsero

Pfutsero (Phek): Kruse also launches value addition products made from pineapple, lemon, spring onion, banana stem etc

BY | Saturday, 29 July, 2023

Minister for Women Resource Development and Horticulture, Salhoutuonuo Kruse commissioned the fruit and vegetable processing centre of the Chakhesang Women Welfare Society (CWWS) at T. Chikri, Pfutsero, Phek district on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Kruse said this new vital addition is a testimony of the Society’s commitment to innovation, growth and a relentless pursuit of excellence to meet the evolving needs of the people.

Appreciating the Society for the numerous contributions since its inception in various fields, the Minister termed that commissioning of the processing centre as ‘another milestone and a new chapter that will propel the society towards even greater success in the future.’

“I am proud to know that the society has the privilege of partnering with a number of both Government and non- governmental agencies working tirelessly for the upliftment of women in particular and the society in general. It is heartwarming to see that the CWWS are doing exceptionally well. You are an inspiration to our Naga women” stated Kruse.


The minister also highlighted that the Government of Nagaland, led by the Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, a dynamic and visionary leader is emphasizing on livelihood sustainable programmes of agricultural and horticultural produces as important part of the state’s economy. Hence, it is striving to improve both the nutritional and commercial value of the crops, she informed.

The Department of Horticulture, she informed, is also making all efforts towards holistic growth of the Horticulture sector through well-defined state specific strategies to increase production and productivity of fruits, vegetables, spices and flowers.

In line with the commissioning of this processing centre, she expressed optimism that “we will help each other in the coming days to achieve our common goal of promoting and expanding local produces and also uplift women in particular and the society in general.”

Let us celebrate this milestone together and look forward to a future that is defined by continued success and excellence, she stated.

She also launched value addition products made from pineapple, lemon, spring onion, banana stem etc.


Director, CWWS, Nezelu Nyekha briefly highlighting the activities of the society said it has managed to successfully complete in upgrading the unit under the project of the fruit and vegetable processing centre within six months time under the CSR sponsored by NEDFi and SBI general insurance and contribution from CWWS with a total cost of 1.30 lakhs.

Since its inception, she said CWWS since its inception focus on human development giving emphasis on empowerment of women and development of the society. The society operates in the entire district of Phek, Nagaland with every Chakhesang women as member.

The society, she said aims to improve the living conditions of the Chakhesang Community. especially women through implementing various activities in the area of health, education, enhancement of livelihoods, promotion of traditional crafts and textiles, and conservation of tradition and heritage.

Later, the Minister also inspected the Horticulture Research Farm, Pfutsero accompanied by Secretary, Joint secretary, Sub-division Horticulture Officer Phek, HO Pfutsero and staff.

They inspected plantation of persimmon, kiwi, plum, roses etc.

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