Gandhara Citrus Festival on Sunday

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: The first annual one-day ‘Gandhara Citrus Festival 2023’ to be held on January 22 (Sunday) will help mobilize the community to explore Pakistan as best citrus-growing country in the world and develop linkages between the stakeholders of the industry.
The event is being organized by the Agri Tourism Development Corporation of Pakistan (ATDC) along with the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), Gandhara Resource Center and local farmers community at Pind Gakhra Khanpur to celebrate the National Orange Day 2023, which is declared on the third Sunday of January every year.
The event which is being arranged under the theme “Explore the Gandhara Civilization and it’s agriculture field products” aimed to provide a platform for citrus growers, exporters, importers and its value addition companies to share ideas for increasing and improving the production of citrus as well as for promoting value additions of citrus fruit.
It will also be aimed at making a way forward to improve the production of crops and encourage the growers to adopt the latest technologies to improve the production of the crop. The event will provide a tourism activity which will include an Orange show, Gandhara art display, lecture on successful citrus growing on a domestic and commercial scale and suggestions on value-added products of orange fruit. Orange products will also be available on-site far