On Thursday, Tripura exported nearly 9,909 tonnes of pineapples worth Rs 14 crore to Dubai, Qatar, and Bangladesh.
As per the reports of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Pranajit Singha Roy, in addition to pineapples, Tripura also exports a variety of other fruits and horticultural products to Germany, England, and other nations. Singha Roy said a special logo was recently developed to commercially brand the state’s pineapples to promote marketing.
A total of 8,800 hectares are planted with pineapples of two varieties, Kew and Queen, which produce 1.28 lakh tonnes of pineapples every year.
At an event in Agartala in 2018, ex-President Ram Nath Kovind named the “Queen” variety of pineapple as Tripura’s state fruit.
According to the minister, the Kishan Rail and Kishan Udaan schemes benefit producers and farmers, especially in northeastern India, by providing them with access to national and international markets.
There are over 99 countries in which pineapple is exported from India. A total of 22.55 USD million worth of pineapples was exported by India in the year 2020-2021 (April-November). 2020-2021 (Apr-Nov) export volume was around 33819700.