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Govt exports over 6000 MT queen pineapple in last three years to foreign country: Ratan

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 9th January 2024:   The state government in last three years have exported 6,528 metric tons of queen pineapple in foreign countries, said Agriculture Minister Ratan Lal Nath.

 He said the delicious Queen Pineapple produced in Tripura is exported to the states of Delhi, Assam, Karnataka, West Bengal, Orissa and Rajasthan and abroad to countries like Dubai, England, Germany, Bangladesh etc. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Ratanlal Nath gave this information in a written reply to the questions of Leader of the Opposition Animesh Debbarma, MLA Jitendra Chowdhury, MLA Nirmal Biswas during the question and answer session of the Legislative Assembly today.

The Agriculture Minister, giving information on pineapple cultivation and production in the state in the last three financial years, said that in the financial year 2020-21, the total pineapple production in the state was 1 lakh 44 thousand 605 metric tons, in the financial year 2021-22 1 lakh 67 thousand 743 metric tons and in the financial year 2022-23 1 lakh 70 thousand 988 metric tons Tons (approx.) of pineapples have been produced. 

“5,063 pineapple farmers in 2020-21 financial year, 5,617 pineapple farmers in 2021-22 financial year and 6,666 pineapple farmers in 2022-23 financial year are engaged in pineapple cultivation. A total of 6,528 metric tons of pineapples were exported to foreign countries and abroad in the last 3 fiscal years through various agencies. Pineapples worth Rs 9 crore 79 lakh 70 thousand have been exported to other states of the country and abroad”, he said.

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