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INDIA : Shell out more for mangoes this summer

Himansshu Bhatt & Vijaysinh Parmar,TNN | Mar 14, 2015, 03.39 AM IST














Mango lovers will have to dig deeper into their pockets to satiate their craving.







SURAT/ RAJKOT: Mango lovers will have to dig deeper into their pockets to satiate their craving.



The recent wet spell and gales have caused massive damage to the Valsadi alphonso (hafoos) and Junagadh's kesar, the two mango varieties that are consumed the most. In fact, the mango-growing regions of south Gujarat and Saurashtra bore the brunt of the inclement weather twice in a fortnight.




Mango farmers and agriculture experts in Valsad and Navsari said nearly half of the alphonso crop has been damaged, which will result in lower production and higher prices.




Sanjay Nayak, a farmer from Gandeva village of Navsari, who has an orchard of 1,500 trees, said "There are no chances that the mango production will be normal. Half of the crop has been damaged and if such weather continues for two more days, we will lose nearly 80% of the man…

Pakistan gears up for mango exports

By Peer Muhammad
Published: March 15, 2015




“We’ve made the arrangements for exporting 120,000 tons this year compared to the previous year when we exported 90,714 tons,” said the official. STOCK IMAGE









ISLAMABAD: With the mango season only a few months away, Pakistan is working towards maximizing its exports to the European market, aiming to increase the number by more than 40% over the previous year.



A senior official at the Ministry of National Food Security and Research said arrangements have been made to meet the target.


“We’ve made the arrangements for exporting 120,000 tons this year compared to the previous year when we exported 90,714 tons,” said the official.




This year, Pakistan will face strict competition from India, one of the world’s largest mango exporters, in tapping the European market. This comes after the EU lifted the import ban on Indian mangoes in January this year.




Brussels had outlawed Indian mangoes in May 2014, stating that it had found pests that could have harmed Eu…