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UTTARAKHAND : THE ONE BRIGHT SPOT FOR INDIA MANGO CROP

Mango farmers rejoice over bumper crop in Uttarakhand

From ANI

Haldwani, Apr 16: Mango farmers in Uttarakhand's Haldwani district are happy as bumper crop this year will yield them good profit.


Farmers said if the climatic conditions remain favourable throughout the season then the production of the crop would cross 13,000 metric tonnes.

"This time the crop will be very good. Trees are loaded with mangoes. If weather would support it, then there will be bumper crop. We expect good rates from the government for the fruit ," said Ravindra Sharma.

"This time there is a bumper mango crop because we have sprayed medicines in time, and weather conditions have also supported the crop. We pray to God that climatic conditions will remain favourable throughout the season so that we can get good and healthy crop," said Chandra Shekhar.

INDIA : WEATHER THE CULPRIT BEHIND MANGO SHORTAGE

Popular Alphonso mango hit by poor weather

Posted on » Saturday, April 16, 2011


MUMBAI: A cold winter and unseasonable rains have led to a severe shortage of much-loved Alphonso mangoes in the Indian city of Mumbai.

The price of the sweet-tasting fruit, used in religious rituals and in various drinks, has doubled from 2010.

Boxes of a dozen are now selling for as much as 2,500 rupees (BD21).

The Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board said that production had dropped by 30 per cent of the normal yield, BBC News reports on its website.

It says that the export of Alphonsos had been adversely affected.

UNITED NATIONS (U.N.) SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY GROUP MEETS

(Paris, 13 April 2011) – Over the past decade the UN has made significant progress in establishing effective partnerships with the private sector at both the system-wide and specific entity level.  The experience gained over this time has positioned UN entities to work toward a more coherent approach to partnering with the private sector.  These themes were discussed in detail during the UN Private Sector Focal Point meeting, which concluded today. During the course of the two-day meeting over 100 representatives from  across the UN system discussed topics such as managing the UN brand, delivering as "One UN" and establishing joint due diligence processes.

The Private Sector Focal Points, joined by representatives from the private sector with experience partnering with the UN, explored the notion of “transformational” partnerships.

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