Tripura export pineapples worth Rs 14 crore to Dubai, Qatar and Bangladesh

2022-08-13 16:04:09 Exim News

Tripura on Thursday 11 August exported nearly 9,909 tonnes of Pineapples worth Rs 14 crore to Dubai, Qatar and Bangladesh.

Tripura’s Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Pranajit Singha Roy said besides pineapples, Tripura also exported various other fruits and horticultural products to England, Germany and many other countries.

The state annually produces 1.28 lakh tonnes of two major varieties — Kew and Queen — of pineapples in 8,800 hectares.

Former President Ram Nath Kovind, at a function in Agartala in 2018, announced the “Queen” variety of pineapple as Tripura’s state fruit.

The minister said that the Kishan Rail and Kishan Udaan schemes is immensely benefiting the producers and farmers, especially of the northeast region of India by connecting them to the national and international markets.

 

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