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Farmers get authorized to use GI tagging for Queen Pineapples

The North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) under Ministry of DONER, Government of India had undertaken Geographical Indication (GI) certification of 13 products of the North Eastern Region of which the Queen Pineapple of Tripura is one. Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Ratan Lal Nath inaugurated a programme on

authorizing 300 farmers to use Gl tagging of the NERAMAC processed certification and a GI Awareness Seminar held at Pragna Bhawan today. The Minister in the programme said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to improve the quality of living of the farmers and increase their income is unprecedented.

He said, GI initiative is part of the Government of India’s broader efforts to promote sustainable agriculture, protect the right of farmers and enhance the country’s agricultural exports. He also said, apart from Queen Pineapple, there are different types of crops and produce which carry chance of GI tagging. The Minister called upon the concerned officials to take necessary initiative for the same in future.

Gl expert and Padmashri Awardee Dr. Rajni Kant Dwivedi also spoke on the occasion and lauded the quality of the Queen Pineapple. Managing Director of NERAMAC, Commodore Rajiv Ashok (Retd) in his welcome speech said, as a result of GI tagging, the Queen Pineapples of Tripura will get recognition for its unique quality and gain further popularity.

Secretary, Government of Tripura Apurba Roy. Director of Horticulture & Soil Conservation department Phani Bhushan Jamatia, Director of Agriculture department Saradindu Das and NABARD General (Tripura) Loken Das were also present in the event. Over 200 Queen Pineapple Producers attended the event.


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