Utilising the prospective clients offered by Kisan Rail in shifting cargoes, All Kerala Pineapple Farmers Association has dispatched a consignment of GI-tagged Vazhakkulam pineapple from Kochi to Delhi by rail for the initially time.
Less transport time
Normally, pineapple is staying sent to North India by street in vehicles which would choose five days to arrive at Delhi while by rail, it will arrive at the destination in 50 hours and make sure fresher fruits to the purchaser.
James George Thottumariyil, President of the association, said that they have sent 2.5 tonnes of the fruit in Delhi-bound Nizamuddin Convey from Ernakulam South Railway station. The consignment is sent to Diem Agro LLP, an agri business enterprise start off-up incubated at Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, and funded by RKVY-RAFTAAR plan below the Agriculture Ministry.
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Diem Agro is acquiring an on the internet marketplace for fruit and vegetable farmers to sector their create to inter-State prospective buyers, primarily for pineapple farmers in Kerala.
“With this new initiative, we can offer fresher fruits to the sector and if the experiment succeeds, we have huge programs to mail even bigger consignments frequently,” he said.
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Good sector in North
In accordance to George, the GI-tagged Vazhakulam Pineapple is constantly receiving beautiful trade queries from north India and State Horticulture Mission-Kerala and the Railways have offered beautiful incentives to mail even bigger consignments.
Presently, farmers in Kerala cultivate pineapple on about 18,000 hectares and create 5.5 lakh tonnes of the fruit.