Export of 1.2-tonne Jackfruit to London can bring profit to NE

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Agartala, 23rd May 2021: Almost, a 1.2 tonne of fresh Jackfruit from Tripura for the very first time was exported from Tripura to London this Friday. And if this export gets successful then the exporter may purchase 5 tonnes of Jackfruit from Tripura every week, says Mr. Phani Bhusan Jamatia, State Horticulture Director.

This export will mean a great deal as the export will boost the exports of agricultural and processed food products from the Northeast. The Jackfruit exported by Kiega Exim was sourced from Krishi Sanyoga Agro Producer Company of Tripura and as a trial basis, a consignment of 350 Jackfruit was shipped to Delhi from Agartala on Thursday for its export to the UK.

Previously, Pineapples and Lemons were exported to West Asia and the first consignment of Iron-rich red rice, grown in Brahmaputra Valley, was exported from Assam to the US recently.

 The North-eastern region is the thrust area to promote products of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, says the Agency’s  Chairman M Angamuthu. And with this, it will continue to focus on capacity building, quality upgrade, and infrastructure development in the Northeast.