15 thousand sabri banana seedlings to be planted in 3 years: Jishnu Debbarman

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Agartala, Updated: August 1, 2020, 04:28:51 AM   

Agartala, August 1: The state government is giving importance to the cultivation of sabri banana in the state. The state government has undertaken a special project for this purpose. Initially, 5,000 to 15,000 sabri banana saplings will be produced in three years through tissue culture. Farmers will benefit financially. Because, Sabri banana of the state is popular all over India for its fancy taste and nutrition. 
This information was given by Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman at the MOU signing ceremony at the office of the Deputy Chief Minister at Mahakaran on Friday. The MOU was signed through the Tripura Board of Biotechnology, Department of Horticulture and ICAR. Giving information about the production and cultivation of sabri banana saplings, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Debbarman and other officials present at the signing ceremony said that the Tripura Board of Biotechnology has undertaken a project to plant sabri banana in farmers' land using tissue culture method to popularize sabri banana cultivation in the state. Which is being funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Although the project was initially started, the work of the project was hampered as ICAR Tiruchirappalli could not provide tissue culture seedlings at the right time.

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