Many mango farmers in different districts in Telangana have suffered a double blow due to pest attacks, unseasonal rains and hailstorm this season. Many farmers in Wanaparthy, Kolhapur, Nagar Kurnool, Sangareddy, Vikarabad, Jagitial and other areas are worried that the yield might come down by at least 20 to 30 per cent. Moreover, last year mango was cultivated in 307,000 acres and this year it is cultivated in 289,000 acres.
Horticulture department officials also farmers reported large scale flowering since January across the State. Considering the farmers reports, 1.4 mln tons production was estimated this year, compared to last year’s production of 1.02 mln tons production.
However, telanganatoday.com reports how, due to the severe rains and hailstorm last week, farmers have reported huge losses. Teams have been sent to different districts to assess the crop loss and submit a detailed report, said a senior official from Horticulture department.
Mangoes galore for Mumbai fruit lovers
Mango lovers in Mumbai have reason to rejoice this year as the city’s Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) has reported three times more arrival of the fruit at the start of this season compared to last March. The main reason for this reward is a bumper crop due to excellent flowering, said Sanjay Pansare, director of fruit markets at the Mumbai APMC, which controls the marketing of agricultural produce in the city.