Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh mango growers
have a reason to smile! This season`s bumper crop of Dussehri
mango has left them with an opportunity to take up more export
orders and share its sweet and savoury taste with more mango
lovers across the globe.
"At the beginning of the season itself we have received
export orders from Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan,"
director of the Uttar Pradesh Mandi Parishad Rajesh Kumar
"It is just the starting of the season and we are
expecting to get orders from other countries as well," he
As per the departmental estimates mango production is
expected to cross 3 lakh tonnes mark this year, Singh said.
"As against 1.5 lakh tonnes produced last year, this year
the production is expected to double, which has encouraged
exporters to take bulk orders this year," sources said.
Other than Mandi Parishad, the exporters are also getting
direct orders from the clients.
"Besides, Gulf countries, Japan and Singapore, we have
also received orders from London and Holland," an exporter
said, adding, "It is after a long gap, we are receiving orders
from so many country."
Singh said that last year the Mandi Parishad had exported
494.4 tonnes mangoes to a couple of countries. "This year we
expect the quantity to increase considerably."
He said that if growers produce better quality of
mangoes, which could be exported to the US and France, the
Parishad would consider a proposal to increase the subsidy
given to the exporters.
President of Mango Growers Association Insram Ali said
that there is a great demand of Dussehri mangoes in Dubai and
Jeddah and the "first consignment will be exported within a
couple of days".
Dussehri mango has recently been registered under GI Act,
which certifies that the fruit is produced only in Malihabad
belt. Ali said that the certification would help the growers
largely, "as now mangoes produced in other areas can not be
sold with the name Dussehri."