Imphal gears up for pineapple festival

The Development Organization Andro Kendra (Doak), a local social body, is all set to organize the sixth edition of Pineapple Fair-cum-Youth Festival from July 10 at Thambalnu Market at Andro in Imphal East. The first local tourism festival will also be held here for four days.

Manipur pineapple is known for its extraordinary taste and the state produces around 7000 MT of the fruit annually. Imphal East and Churachandpur are the biggest pineapple producing districts in the state.

In view of the climatic and soil suitability of the fruit in addition its high yielding factor, local pineapple growers have already sought the government to declare it as a state fruit.

Full report here Times of India


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