At a time when Tripura is facing stiff rise in the number of COVID cases along with entire country, a youth from Tripura has tasted success by cultivating ‘Kashmiri Apple Ber’. 

About 135 KMs away from Agartala city, a resident of Pecharthal, Bikramjit Chakma – has achieved success by cultivating ‘Kashmiri Apple Ber’ in 3 acres of land.  

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb appreciated the initiative and informed that the young man has earned about Rs 6 lakh by investing two and a half lakh rupees.  

“I applaud his initiative. His desire to become self-reliant and to achieve success will inspire others in the state as well,” CM Biplab Deb said. 

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Speaking with Northeast Now, Bikramjit Chakma said: “I have planted two types of Apple Ber – ‘Sinduri’ and ‘Kashmiri’ with the help of my cousin Ranjit Chakma and uncle Chanchal Chakma in around 7 acres of land.” 

“We started the plantation in March 2020 and started harvesting from January this year,” Chakma said. 

He also said that around 40 quintals of ‘Kashmiri Apple Ber’ were harvested from the field. The market response was very good and received Rs 200 per kg in wholesale rate. 

Now, Bikramjit and his cousins are hoping to double the harvest by next year. 


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