All concerned parties in Hyderabad are making efforts to export more and different varieties of mangoes - including the ‘Sindhri’ variety - to various countries. Still, exporters remain uncertain of this effort due to the continuing effects of the pandemic and its restrictions.
At this time, different varieties of mangoes - including the ‘Sindhri’ - have fully ripened. In the current season, the expected mango production was predicted to be up to 170,000 tons, including 380,000 tons in Sindh. The government had set a mango export target of 150,000 tons.
The senior vice president of Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB), Mehmood Nawaz Shah said that the mangoes had been cultivated on 90,000 acres of land in Sindh. The production was estimated to be 380,000 tons however, due to Covid restrictions and the export target being uncertain, it was reduced to 150,000 tons.
Meanwhile, dailytimes.com.pk reports, mango farmers have raised a concern that last year the air fare for exporting mangoes has more than tripled compared to pre-Covid prices.