The season’s first mangoes have arrived at Pune markets. The price went up to Rs 25,000 for the first box of five dozens mangoes; last year it was Rs 21,000.
The Alphonsos arrived 15 days earlier than they did last year. Trader Namdev Ramchandra Bhosale and sons has got the first consignment. Rambhau Sawant, a farmer from Kunkeshwar in Devgad, has sent these mangoes out.
The first mango of the season is considered auspicious and as is the tradition, it is held in high regard by the market committee administrator.
[ Rs100 = € 1.10 ]
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