Meghalaya’s Pineapple Shines At Dilli Haat’s Pineapple Festival In New Delhi; PM Modi Applauds!

by Shreya Rathod
Meghalaya’s Pineapple Shines At Dilli Haat’s Pineapple Festival In New Delhi; PM Modi Applauds!

Besides the famed monsoon, rich biodiversity and varied terrain, the state of Meghalaya is known for pineapples! In fact, they are exported to various countries and are said to be of top quality. Recently, a Pineapple fest was organised in New Delhi. And the Prime Minister has expressed his happiness that these pineapples are finally getting recognition.

Prime Minister Applauds As Meghalaya’s Pineapple Receive Recognition

The Prime Minister took to X (former Twitter) to express his happiness. He remarked that Meghalaya’s pineapples are finally receiving the recognition they deserve, globally. He was responding to the chat thread of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma regarding the Meghalaya Pineapple Festival-2022 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. Such initiatives not only honour our rich agricultural heritage but also provide our farmers with more authority.

The Government of Meghalaya organised Meghalaya Pineapple Fest 2023 to honour the state’s famous fruit, the delicious Kew pineapples. Conrad K. Sangma, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, stated that this occasion represents a turning point in the state’s efforts to promote its culture, agriculture, and togetherness.

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The Meghalaya Pineapple Fest is a platform to highlight the richness of our culture, the creativity in our agriculture, and the togetherness that unites our people, more than just a celebration of our state’s delicious produce. Their pineapples are more than just a fruit; they are a symbol of Meghalaya’s bountiful terrain, committed growers, and rich history.

Export Quality Items Are Produced

meghalaya pineapple
Credits: Conrad K Sangma/ Twitter

There are many different types of agricultural and horticultural products produced in Meghalaya due to its varied range of agro-climatic conditions. These crops are primarily naturally organic since they are traditionally raised by local populations.

These elements contribute to the state’s produce gradually gaining recognition for its distinctive quality and flavour. Products like Lakadong turmeric, Khasi mandarins with GI tags, and Kew pineapples are becoming more and more well-known.

The state administration reported that pineapples from the state had become more and more well-known in recent years. When compared to pineapples from the rest of India, Meghalayan pineapples have extremely low levels of pesticide and heavy metal residue. They taste substantially sweeter and have less sourness as well.

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The sweetness of the fruit is indicated by the pineapples’ Brix rating, which ranges from 16 to 18.

Cover Image Courtesy: Conrad K Sangma/ Twitter