After Queen Pineapple, now it’s time for the Q breed pineapple to be shipped to Dubai. Q breed pineapple is being cultivated across 625 hectare of land under Unakoti district including 347 hectare of land under Kumarghat Block.
The Q breed pineapple cultivated at Darchoi is delicious which is being done mostly by the Darlong community tribal people.
Around 400 to 500 families are residing in the area and most of them are engaged in the cultivation of the Q breed Pineapple. The main source of income for them is the cultivation of Pineapple.
They also cultivate mango, jackfruit and lemon. However, as there is not much profit from pineapple cultivation, many of them have shifted to cultivation of another fruits and vegetables.
But now as the ruling Government has taken initiative to develop Pineapple cultivation and export to foreign countries, people are showing interest in continuing Pineapple cultivation.
The farmers stated that they spend about Rs 1.5 to 2 lakh in preparing the land for cultivation but they don’t earn enough profit from the cultivation. But after they saw rise in demand of cultivation they have renewed hope in continuing with the cultivation.
However, a consignment of 1.5ton of Q breed pineapple is being shipped to Dubai in presence of MLA Bhogoban Das, Sudanshu Das and Kishnau Chakraborty (Horticulture officer)
The farmers got their payment along with felicitation.