Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his intervention to facilitate export of Agar oil and Agar chips to abroad.
Tripura expects to export 75,000 kg of Agar chips and 1,500 kg of Agar oil in the current financial year. The state has over 50 lakh trees are available in the state. Tripura government has come up with Tripura Agar Wood Policy 2021’, which proposed to double agar wood plantation by 2025. The state had a potential of agar trade of Rs 2000 crore.Under the policy, testing laboratories and trade centres would be set up and new technology for artificial inoculation would be introduced.
Source: Economic Times