This year, the mango season in the Telugu states is expected to be great as the increased yield may reduce the price of the fruit for end consumers. Unlike last season, growers say that there were bountiful rains and suitable weather conditions for this one, which resulted in a greater yield of mangoes in the Telugu states.
“This year, we are going to have a better yield as the mango flowers have started blooming everywhere. One main reason is that we had sufficient rains. Unlike last season, we received plenty of rain and the weather condition was good. This will facilitate a better yield in the mango season. It may also result in a reduction of prices. However, we can't determine that now itself,” Somidi Srinivas, a farmer from Warangal who is also the President of the district Farmers' Association, told thenewsminute.com.
Mangoes are one of the top eight surplus fruits that are produced in the state of Telangana. According to the state's Horticulture Department, on average, the state has 289,000 acres of land under mango cultivation and produces about 10.23 lakh metric tonnes of mangoes in the season. Apart from producing enough mangoes for local consumption, the state also exports mangoes to Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and other states in northern India.
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