Cyclone Taukatae has been devastating for many farmers, but mango farmers have been particularly severely affected because of the season. Unlike previous years, the market isn`t flooded with mangoes and the crop damage is so huge that farmers have been predicted to go back to how the earnings were 25 years ago.
Kesar mango farms across the Kathiawar peninsula, especially from Mahuva to Madhavpur, display the cyclone’s destructive trail. Hundreds of orchards have been swept away and the trees that Tauktae could not destroy have been rendered useless as their branches are no longer able to provide flowering.
Nyoooz.com reports that the worst affected mango farms are from Bhavnagar’s Ghogha, Mahuva, Rajula, Jafarabad, Una, Gir-Gadhada, Talala, and Kodinar among other coastal areas of Saurashtra.