Meghalaya’s pineapple harvest reaches new heights


Meghalaya’s pineapples have found its way to the international markets with growers reaping a rich harvest, an official said.
Grown mostly in Ri Bhoi and East Garo Hills districts by local communities in a traditional manner, these crops are mostly naturally organic and are being recognised for their unique quality and taste not only in India but also abroad, Meghalaya Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department’s Commissioner and Secretary Vijay Kumar D said. ‘’It is a matter of great pride for the state that pineapples from Meghalaya are the centrepiece of the elaborate display celebrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, at the Al-Wahda mall in Abu Dhabi’’, he said. These pineapples are being marketed through Lulu Group in the markets of the Gulf countries, he added. ‘’The recent market linkages to the Middle East and domestic processors are a testament to the immense potential of our state’s pineapples in the international and national markets”, Kumar said.