The first consignment of 40 MT canned pineapples to Hamburg in Germany was flagged off by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday (December 19) from the industrial growth centre at Kumarghat in Unokoti district.
In a first of its kind, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb flagged off the first consignment of 40 MT canned pineapples to Hamburg in Germany on Sunday (December 19) from the industrial growth centre at Kumarghat in Unokoti district.
Praising the people of Tripura for being self-reliant in their endeavours, Chief Minister Deb said, “The sense of self-reliance is imbued among the people of the state. Women, as well as men, are taking part in productive activities across the state which indicates that the state’s growth is on the right track.”
He added, “Once discouraged, the entrepreneurs have found a new way of earning. Inspired by the positive and conducive environment created by the government, people are now showing interest in entrepreneurship development. The growing demand for Tripura products has ensured fair prices to the farmers.”
The Deb government in Tripura have taken multiple steps to promote pineapple farming. Appreciating the efforts of the officials involved, he said, “I am delighted to visit the pineapple orchards and interact with pineapple growers. I am glad to know that with the help of Tripura government schemes, farmers can get the appropriate value of pineapples, and they are happy to sell their products in the global market.”
He assured the people of the state that his government would not stop here and is looking into multiple other ways to make waterways more beneficial for the people of the state.
“Today, a 40 metric tons (processed) pineapple filled in cans started for Germany from Kumarghat. We are moving towards reducing the cost of commercial transport to the international market by utilizing waterways”, CM Deb said.
CM Deb assumed office as chief minister of Tripura in March 2018. The CPM’s Manik Sarkar was the chief minister from 1998-2018.