Thursday 11 August exported nearly 9,909 tonnes of Pineapples worth Rs
14 crore to Dubai, Qatar and Bangladesh.
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.
President Ram Nath Kovind, at a function in Agartala in 2018, announced the
“Queen” variety of pineapple as Tripura’s state fruit.
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.