Yesterday, in what was a major boost to the mango exports potential from the east of India, sixteen varieties of mangoes were being exported to Bahrain. Among these sixteen were three GI certified varieties: Khirsapati & Lakshmanbhog (West Bengal), Zardalu (Bihar). The fruits came from farmers in Bengal and Bihar via APEDA registered exporter DM enterprises from Kolkata. They were imported by the Al Jazeera group from Bahrain.
APEDA has been initiating measures to boost mango exports from the non-traditional regions and states. Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, no export promotion programs could be organized physically. APEDA took a lead to organize virtual meet to provide a platform to the exporters and importers of mangoes from India and South Korea.
For the first time in this season, India has shipped a consignment of 2.5 tons of Geographical Indication certified Banganapalli & other variety Survarnarekha mangoes sourced from farmers in Krishna & Chittor districts of Andhra Pradesh
Orissadiary.com explains how Alphonso, Kesar, Totapuri and Banganpalli are leading export varieties from India. Mango exports primarily take place in three forms: fresh mango, mango pulp and mango slices. Mangoes are processed by the APEDA registered packhouse facilities and then exported to various regions and countries including middle east, European Union, USA, Japan and South Korea.