Tripura horticulturist cultivates dragon fruit, sells at Rs 400/kg

Kanchanmalla: Parimal Das is a rubber nursery farmer changed horticulturist, who first time has successfully commercially grown dragon fruit in Tripura(TR). Aside from creating measures round the clock, he also taken support from that video clips available on YouTube.

“The largest hurdle has been to gain the saplings of the dragon fruit. After an extensive search, I had come to really know regarding a nursery in Bangladesh & procured 50 dragon fruit saplings from there using Kolkata. I 1st cultivated those saplings in Kanchanmala village in West Tripura(TR), a place that is 25 kilometers from capital Agartala,” he stated awhile talking to ANI.

In 2019 Das got (1) his own 1st fruit & that encouraged him to furthermore extend his own orchard by multiplying the sapling & currently, he’s about 2,000 plants, all of them bearing fruits & prepared to harvest.

In reality, this yr. Das has already sold his own 1st harvest to regional vendors & got (1) INR 400 per kilogram cost. He’s also initiated offering free training to citizens in order to encourage dragon fruit plantation, by that 1 could gain self-employed.

Das’s success in dragon fruit cultivation experiment has identified great reaction from that govt & just recently the state CM Biplab Kumar Deb also welcomed his own measures & just recently wrote on Facebook(FB) that he’s an ‘inspiration to numerous different farmers & young agro-allied entrepreneurs’ who may also take (2) such initiatives as both the state & Center have taken multiple initiatives within the command of PM Narendra Modi to double the farmers’ income by 2024.

He’s also employed 5 regional youths in his own business & a handful of daily laborers are also functioning for him.

“I earn about INR 3,000 a mo depending upon the work (5) & the income helps in offering education to my kids & operate the family (4) best,” stated Kalpana Rudra Paul, a daily labourer.