President Ram Nath Kovind may declare the “queen” variety of pineapple as Tripura’s state fruit on Thursday during his visit here, an official said on Wednesday.
Agriculture Department official said the President likely to declare the ‘queen’ variety pineapple of Tripura as the state fruit.
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday for the first time flagged-off the export of “Queen” variety pineapples, known for being juicy and sweet, to Dubai. The consignment was sent on a SpiceJet aircraft via New Delhi.
Meanwhile, a senior official of the state Home Department said that the Rashtrapati Bhawan is yet to finally approve the state government’s minute-to-minute schedule of President. At the last moment the President’s tour schedule in Tripura likely to be modified.
The President, according to the official, is likely to interact with students in Gomati district headquarters of Udaipur, 55 km south of Agartala.
Kovind is also likely to dedicate a portion of National Highway (NH8) to the people. The National Highway, connecting Tripura with the rest of the country via Assam and Meghalaya, has been extended up to southern Tripura’s border town Sabroom said the official. The President would also address a civic reception on Thursday.