10-day pineapple festival kicks off in Imphal

Updated:3 months, 1 week ago IST

Imphal (Manipur), Aug 13 (ANI): Locals and tourists thronged a pineapple festival held in a remote village in Manipur’s Imphal on Sunday. Thayong village organised a 10-day pineapple festival aimed at encouraging farmers and locals to plant and cultivate pineapples. The officials also hope to promote agro-tourism through such events as the region is blessed with abundant varieties of herbs and medicinal plants. The Thayong village has a population of approximately 750 people with more than 90 percent of their major sources of income lying in farming of pineapple. Through the pineapple festival, the farmers would be able to showcase different varieties of pineapples grown in the area, boosting the economy of pineapple growers of the area.

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