Kolkata: Mango is designated as king of fruits because it is reigning the hearts of people since long through its various attributes including heat beater, remedial measures, taste, ingredient to various other yummy recipes like the pickle, mango salsa, mango desserts, mango cupcakes and much more.
West Bengal has produced around nine lakh tonnes of mangoes this year and is also set to export them to Dubai and Hong Kong.
Abdur Razzak Molla, Minister-in-charge of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture, West Bengal said that this year’s mango production in West Bengal was almost around nine lakh tonnes, despite the fact that some mangoes were destroyed due to the rains. One can say the production was good this year.
Mollah said the state government is exploring the export possibilities of the fruit to the Middle East, Europe and South East Asian countries. “This year, the mango producers have made export connections with Hong-Kong. Under the government’s initiative, mangoes will be exported to Dubai in bulk,” he revealed. According to Mollah, if the quality is good then bulks of export are expected after Eid.
The ‘Bengal Mango Utsav – 2018’ began on Friday the state’s mango and mango products and also to explore possibilities for their export to the Middle East, Europe and South East Asian countries. The West Bengal government has initiated talks to get markets in United Kingdom, Italy, France and other countries with the best of mangoes that are produced in West Bengal.
The three-day mango utsav is being organised by the State’s Food Processing Industries and Horticulture department in association with the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).Special varieties of mangoes from Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Malda and other places will be available at the Utsav. The public can enjoy the fruit and other products from here.