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Tripura govt to revive closed pineapple processing plants

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

government would soon chalk out a plan to boost production and revive closed processing plants in the state, Deputy Chief Minister said today.

has immense potential in sector due to favourable rain and soil conditions and the state government would work to strengthen the marketing part, Devvarma said.

He was addressing a gathering at the inaugural session of Pineapple Festival and Exposition organized by the (CII) here.

"An action plan would soon be chalked out to boost pineapple production in Tripura and revive fruit processing plants which were closed," he said.

A started by the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC), a central government enterprise, has stopped operation since nearly a decade, Devvarma said.

Steps would be taken to revive it, he said.

The said the government would act as a facilitator to develop pineapple or other fruit processing sectors.

"We shall provide land, loans and other support including financial support. The CII should come forward to market variety pineapple," he said.

Earlier on June 3, the first consignment of 1 ton variety pineapple was shipped for from Tripura.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 21:05 IST