Kerala Agriculture Minister VS Sunil Kumar on Wednesday declared in the Assembly that Jackfruit will be the official fruit of the State.
“Branding of Jackfruit across the world will help increase production, sales and value-added products. It will help to get a revenue of Rs 15,000 crore for the State,” he said while announcing the decision.
The Jackfruits in Kerala is very tasty and more organic. About 30 percent of 32 crore jackfruit produce every year in Kerala gets wasted. Branding of the product will help to get more revenue.
Initiative will be taken to plant more saplings to increase cultivation and production and the agricultural office in Ambalavayal in Wayanad will be the research station for jackfruit, he added.