Nandan Nagar (Tripura), Feb 26: Pineapple growers in Tripura are a happy lot as the staggering technique has given a boost to the pineapple yield.
Earlier, the farmers were gradually moving towards rubber plantation, a more profitable commodity.
"I'm working here for last 25 years. After adapting to the staggering technique, we are able to work all through the year. We have overall benefited from this technique," said Muksud Ali, a pineapple grower.
Pineapple is a highly perishable food-crop and even in the cold storage it lasts only for 28 days.
Now with the introduction of a new process called 'staggering' the farmers can harvest the fruit according to their requirement throughout the year.