16 varieties of mangoes have been exported from Bihar and West Bengal to Bahrain, out of which three varieties of GI (Geographical Indication) mangoes are also included. The export of 16 varieties of mangoes from West Bengal and Bihar to Bahrain is being started from tomorrow, out of which three varieties- Khirsapati and Laxmanbhog (West Bengal) and Jardalu (Bihar) are Geographical Indication (GI) certified.
These fruits have been procured from farmers of Bengal and Bihar by DM Enterprise, registered exporter from Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry and imported by Al Jazeera Group, Bahrain.
APEDA is making efforts to increase the export of mangoes from non-traditional areas and states and to increase the export of mangoes, APEDA is also organizing several virtual buyer-seller meets and festivals.
APEDA has recently organized a virtual buyer-seller conference in collaboration with the Indian Embassy in Seoul and the Confederation of Indian Industry in Korea with the aim of increasing the export of mangoes to South Korea. APEDA-APEDA has recently Mango festivals were also organized in Berlin and Germany.
For the first time this season, India has sent overseas 2.5 tonnes of Geographical Indication (GI) certified Beganpalli and Subarnarekha varieties of mangoes procured from farmers in Krishna and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The mangoes exported to South Korea were packaged after being treated, sanitized and treated at APEDA registered and aided packhouse and vapor heat treatment plant (Vaporheat Treatment) at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. These were exported from IFFCO Kisan Special Export Zone (IK SEZ).
More mangoes are expected to be exported to South Korea this season. IFFCO Kisan Special Export Zone (IK SEZ) has tied up with South Korea’s Meizime to supply 66 tonnes of mangoes this season.
Mango is also called ‘King of Fruits’ and in ancient texts it is described as Kalpavriksha (wish fulfilling tree).
Mango orchards are there in most of the states of India, among them Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka also have a major share in the production of this fruit.
Alphonso, Kesar, Totapari and Beganpally are the main varieties of mango that are exported. There are three types of mango exports – fresh mango, mango pulp and mango juice.
Mangoes are treated and processed in APEDA-registered packhouse facilities and then exported to various regions and countries, including the Middle-East (Gulf Countries), the European Union, the United States of America, Japan and South Korea. Are included.