Udaipur, Jun 28 : About four thousand pineapple growers are here in Tripura and there is huge potential to promote pineapple marketing, an agriculture official on Friday said.
The pineapple of Tripura especially Queen variety has already declared as GI certification by the central government.
Tripura Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki today inaugurated Tripura Pineapple Festival and Exposition 2019 at Prajna Bhawan and said," The government of Tripura is doing level best in order to development of Tripura and this type of festival will play an important role with an eye to developing the state. The farmers are very important for development because they are playing the important role for the development of the country".
"It is very correct that the farmers are now producing for their own purpose and there is only one earning member in the family and others are eating only. The situation will come very shortly in the farmers family where all the family members will earn by virtue of fruit processing industry and the income of farmers will increase as double", said the Governor at Pineapple Festival organized by Confederation of Indian Industry with the help of sponsorship of NABARD and NEDFI.
According to the information of officials, presented by horticulture department, government of Tripura, the Queen and Kew variety of pineapple have already reached the global market recently.
The technical session where the Assistant Director of the Department of Horticulture and Soil conservation, Government of Tripura and other representatives have attended and focused on the overview of Tripura Pineapple and also deliberate on ways and means of improving the value chain for the home grown pineapple. (UNI)