BY TC News Desk
Agartala: July 14. Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha today sent 750 kilograms of Kew Pineapple for Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. This is for the second time in the last four years, Tripura government sent the state’s widely popular crop to Bangladesh.
Horticulture department of Tripura and other key fruit crops of the state facilitated the handing over ceremony at Integrated Check Post (ICP), Akhaura. The Kew variety of pineapple is very popular in the domestic market and it was officially exported to Bangladesh previously but due to Bangladesh’s push for Pineapple cultivation some restrictions were capped after 2018.
Speaking on the issue, Assistant Director Tripura Horticulture Department Dr Dipak Baidya said, “We are sending 100 caches of Kew Pineapple weighing 750 killograms net. The gross weight is around 900 killograms. Each of the pineapple filled in the boxes is of 1.25 kgs of weight and it is the best harvest so far we have tried. Our Chief Minister sir has expressed his wish to send the Pineapple to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”