SHILLONG: The noble initiative taken by the villagers of Narwan Village in East Jaintia Hills to grow oranges rather than engaging in coal mining has now begun to pay rich dividends.

As part of the 41st Meghalaya Day celebration in the city, Governor RS Mooshahary released the Narwan Oranges marketed by the Narwan Village Society of Shangpung area in collaboration with Integrated Basin Development Livelihood Programme Unit, East Jaintia Hills District.