Pune traders and customers welcomed the first box of their favourite summer fruit at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), Market Yard last Sunday. The five dozen mangoes arrived from Tembe village in Ratnagiri and were sold through an auction at a cost of Rs 21,500 (€280).
The first box of the king of fruits arrived at Namdeo Ramchandra Bhosale’s stall in Market Yard and were bought by Raosaheb Dinkar for Rs 21,500. “This is a good sign that mangoes were sold at this price, we expect a good supply till May now that the first box has arrived,” said Anirudh Bapu Bhosale, a third generation Mango wholesaler.
According to hindustantimes.com¸ the auction started at a bid of Rs 11,000 and went on till Dinkar called in the final bid for Rs 21, 500. The auction was overseen by BG Deshmukh, administrator, APMC, Pune.