After queen and kew variety of pineapples, Tripura Government is mulling the idea of exporting other agricultural and horticultural products in foreign countries.
Jack fruit, Shabri variety of banana are the products that the government is primarily targeting for export.
This was stated by State Agriculture Minister Pranajit Sinha Roy during a public meeting at Rajdhar Nagar in Udaipur under Gomati district of Tripura.
The Minister said preliminary preparations have already been started and the department is expecting to begin the export from next year.
He exuded confidence that if the initiative succeeds, it will be a tremendous boost for the farmers and income of the faremrs will increase many fold.
He also said the government has taken an ambitious programme to encourage production of good quality fruits and vegetables so that these items get good market in the foreign countries.
He further informed that initiatives have already been taken to provide fertilizer, seeds, pesticides etc to the farmers in time.
The Minister further revealed that over 1.50 lakh acres of land in the State remained uncultivated and the government is drawing up a plan to bring them under cultivation which will be a great boon for the farming sector and the farmers will become self-sufficient.