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New Delhi: Tripura has suffered lack of Rs 250 crore in its pure rubber sector in the course of the previous two-and-a-half months as a result of novel coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has mentioned.

Tripura is the second largest rubber producer in India after Kerala, with over 85,038 hectares of land below plantation, producing 74,139 tonnes of rubber yearly. Over 1.50 lakh households are instantly and not directly related to pure rubber cultivation. A

Deb mentioned that Tripura suffered loss because it couldn’t provide pure rubber outdoors the state as most industries throughout the nation that devour this uncooked materials are closed.

The Chief Minister, in a recorded video speech telecasted on native tv channels on Sunday night time and Monday, mentioned that Tripura earns a income of round Rs 1,500 crore yearly from the pure rubber sector.

“In such a situation, the state government has decided to boost the primary sectors as an alternative to increase the state revenue and strengthen the economic conditions of its people,” mentioned Deb, who additionally holds the Industries and Commerce Department.

The Chief Minister mentioned that the first sectors like poultry, fisheries, animal husbandry, dairy, agriculture, horticulture and floriculture generate swift revenue with much less funding.

He mentioned that the state’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led authorities, after assuming workplace two years again, had began working to strengthen the first sectors from the start however, contemplating the current scenario, the focused deadline set for self- sufficiency in such sectors must be prolonged by one or two years.

“The state government will not step back from its goal of transforming Tripura into a model state. We need cooperation from all sections of people in this context. Andhra Pradesh procures fish seeds valued at Rs 150 crore from West Bengal. If Tripura can meet this demand we can increase the income of our fish cultivators substantially,” the Chief Minister mentioned.

He additionally talked about that the state authorities was already in contact with Andhra Pradesh on this regard.

The Chief Minister additionally identified that Tripura produces a big amount of fruits like jackfruit, pineapple and orange. “Orange is grown in various places of Tripura. The production has to be increased by three times. In horticulture, the Centre and states are working on ‘one district, one fruit or one crop’ formula. We have planned to apply the formula at the block level,” he added.

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