Tripura has a bumper pineapple crop

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Nandan Nagar (Tripura), June 11 (ANI): Tripura has abundant crop of pineapples following two consecutive years of low production.

Both the pineapple lovers and vendors are a delighted lot, as the fruit markets are flooded with pineapples this season.

The growers are also pleased with their crop despite the small size of the fruit due to insufficient rainfall.

"This time the production of pineapple is good, but it would have been better if it rained two-three months back as that would have made the size of the fruit a little bigger. But still it is a good harvest," said Mohammed Rahim, a fruit vendor.

"Since the production is more and the price is also good, we are making good profit. Moreover, we are also making profit as the government has helped us in staggering and now we can sell our products in the off-season," said Babul Dey, Pineapple orchard owner.

The yield this year is around 1, 17,531 Metric tonnes as compared to 1, 10,487 531 Metric tonnes last year. (ANI)

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