Yesterday, PM Modi spoke out about the success of Tripura farmers in exporting jackfruit to the UK. Anticipating the demand of Tripura jackfruits in the country and abroad, top quality jackfruits were brought to Guwahati by train with the help of APEDA and then sent to London by air cargo via Delhi.
Agriculture minister Pranajit Singharoy said that -with the help of APEDA- a maiden consignment of jackfruit from Tripura was exported to London after exporting pineapple and lemon to the Middle East and UK for the last three years. He said a Guwahati-based exporter facilitated the procurement of 350 full-grown jackfruits from Sepahijala district. After quality testing, jackfruits weighing 3-5 kg each were plucked for export from a different village of Melaghar by the Farmers Producers Organisation (FPO).