Tripura’s ‘Queen’ goes abroad

May 15, 2018: With its pleasant aroma and flavour, the queen variety of pineapples produced in Tripura has marked its delicious presence in Mumbai today. Moreover, after winning overwhelm appreciation, Queen pineapple will make straight flight to Bahrin tomorrow fro Baharin King.

Today, the queen variety – with its pleasant aroma and flavor, gained huge popularity in the Two-day 2nd Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet 2018 organized by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry at the Lalit Hotel in Mumbai. The Expo will continue till tomorrow. Altogether 51 buyers from twenty countries participated in international expo. Assistant Director (Agri) of Centre of Excellence for Vegetables (Jumerdhepa under Sepahijala in Tripura) Dr. Rajib Ghosh and Agri Officer of Directorate of Horticulture and Soil Conservation (Agartala) Rabi Sarkar who are representing Tripura in the international expo, said this.

Mrs Rita Teaotia ,Secretary Dept of Commerce,GoI tasting Queen Pineapple of Tripura in Mumbai on May 15, 2018

Mrs Rita Teaotia, Secretary of Dept of Commerce,GoI and Mr DK Singh,Chairman, APEDA tasted our pineapple and commented, the products are delicious, Dr Ghosh said.

If everything falls in right place, the pineapple growers of Tripura will meet Acchhe Din soon as the queen variety is set to be exported in different countries.

Dr Rajib Ghosh and Rabi Sarkar said Tripura pineapple got an exposure to the entire world demonstrating its magnificent quality, palatability and flavor. The queen variety of pineapples is characterized with sweetness and unique aroma which are different from the other varieties found in the northeast region, they added.

Tripura pineapple growers will get premium prices if export starts in and outside the country.

According to official sources, some 50 importers and buyers of tropical fruits from 20 countries participated in the two-day “Second Reverse Buyers Sellers Meet” in Mumbai.

The meet is being organised with the objective to promote and give a fillip to exports of Indian mango and other tropical fruits like pomegranates, pineapples, banana and jack fruits.

13 state horticulture departments and 36 major and small fruits exporters displayed mangoes, other tropical and their processed products with an objective to develop new markets for promotion of these fruits and processed products.

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