Tripura Chief Secretary Kumar Alok has stated that Indigo Airlines, which operate a large number of flights from MBB Airport Agartala, has approved a subsidy in the airfare for carrying pineapple shipments from Tripura.
Alok described the initiative as a major boost for the farmers willing to sell their harvested crops in the national and international markets. As per the revised airfares, the farmers have to pay Rs 12 per kg for Agartala to the Delhi route and Rs 9 for Agartala-Kolkata.
“On our follow-up, Indigo reduced the price for the shipment of pineapple up to Kolkata and Delhi. Now farmers need to pay Rs 12/kg up to Delhi and Rs 9/kg up to Kolkata for 300+ kg pineapple. Our farmers will be able to ship large quantities of pineapple now,” the official tweeted.