10 Jul 2023

Are High Quality Mangoes Not Reaching North India Markets This Season?

This is the peak season of mangoes in North India. But this time the taste, fragrance and color of the mangoes that are reaching the markets are not so good like previous year.

This time the quality of varieties like Dussehri, Chausa Alphonso, Kesar, Langda, Lucknowi, Amrapali and Mallika have deteriorated due to untimely rains, storm and pest attack.

 A mango farmer from Uttar Pradesh has said that this time the production of mangoes has come down. Compared to last year, this time the yield has fallen by about 40 percent.

Former MLA from Shamli in UP and mango farmer Waris Rao said that last year the yield was average but the prices were good. But this time the yield is also less and the prices of the crop are also less.

He said that last year one kg of mango was being sold for Rs 35 to 40. But this year one kg is fetching only 25 to 30 rupees are being received.

As of now, they are hoping to make up for it from Chausa which comes later this season.

Export affected

Insram Ali, president of All India Mango Growers Association, said that non-availability of good quality mangoes has also negatively affected exports.

He said that the exports are expected to be halved. In the year 2019-20, 49,658 tonnes of mangoes worth Rs 4000 crore were exported.

But due to the lockdown in Covid, this figure was reduced to 21,033 tonnes in 2020-21.

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