Mango export season starts, consignments leave for US, Australia
| Thursday | 18th April, 2019
The mango export season has started in Maharashtra, with 28 tonnes of the fruit leaving for American and Australian shores.
Officers of the Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board (MSAMB) said they are aiming for a 15-20 per cent increase compared to last year’s exports.
AdvertisingAlphonso mangoes form a substantial chunk of India’s export basket as the fruit is in great demand in many markets abroad.
Last year, 49,180.46 tonnes of mangoes were exported from India, with majority of the produce coming from orchards in Maharashtra.
This year, Board officials have set a target of 800 tonnes of exports for US markets.
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