Indian President Ram Nath Kovind declared Tripura’s queen variety pineapple as state fruit.
Speaking at a meeting, Kovind said, ‘The state holds good potential in world trade. Export of the pineapple to foreign countries is a major step in connecting with world trade’.
He hoped the queen variety pineapple will find good acceptance among different countries including neighbouring Bangladesh.
Tripura exported its first consignment of one tonne pineapples to Dubai earlier this month.
“I am very happy to declare queen pineapple as state fruit of Tripura. I was told the first consignment of the fruit was sent abroad few days back. This is a major step in connecting to world trade. I hope pineapple from Tripura will get good response elsewhere as well, the president said.
He said Tripura holds a very important position to develop trade with ASEAN countries including neighbouring Bangladesh adding the central government was serious about developing the Northeast through its ‘Act East’ policy.