Tripura signs MoU with Spicejet Merchandise to boost pineapple export
To boost the export of pineapples, state-run Tripura Horticulture Corporation Limited (THCL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Spicejet Merchandise Pvt Ltd during a seminar on processing and marketing of horticultural produce of Tripura.
The memorandum is targeted towards providing pineapples to major cities of the Country.
The 'Queen' variety of pineapples is considered as the pride of Tripura.
Soon, this variety is expected to be exported not only to other Indian States but also to different parts of the world including the Middle East Countries.
Approximately, more than 1 lakh metric of 'Queen' and 'Kue' pineapple is produced in Tripura annually.
Pineapple is one of the major fruit crops in terms of area and as per the statistics, the productivity of pineapple per hectare is 18.73 tonnes, which is higher than the national average of 15.80 tonnes.