Mango lovers, rejoice! It may be a bumper crop this season
2023 is expected to be a bumper season for mango harvest as there was reduced rain in November in the state’s regions where mangoes are grown. Less rainfall helps in the flowering stage of the fruit. Last year, rain in December damaged the flowers.
Karnataka is one of the top mango growing states in the country, with at least 1.7 lakh hectares in 16 districts used for cultivating the fruit. It is widely grown in Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Dharwad, Belagavi, Haveri, Bengaluru Rural and Ramanagara districts.
S V Hittalmani, Additional Director of Horticulture, said flowering started in Ramanagara and Bengaluru Rural region in November. It will begin in Haveri and Dharwad regions by December-end, and by January and February, Kolar and Chikkaballapur pockets will begin to flower reports www.newindianexpress.com
Officials hope for a 12L tonnes harvest next year