The first box of mango arrived in the market yard and was sold for ₹18,000
On Sunday, Pune residents cheered the arrival of the first box of their favorite summer fruit, mango, at Market Yard. The first box of five dozen Devgad Alphonso mangoes arrived from Sindhudurg and was sold for 18,000 rupees. Mangoes are typically delivered in February, but this year’s mangoes arrived earlier.
Madhukant Garad, chairman of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Pune, led a religious service (pooja). The first box of the king of fruits arrived from Rambhau Sawant’s farm in Kumkeshwar village in Devgadh taluka, Sindhudurg district, and was acquired by Raosaheb Kunjir, a trader.
‘Mango production this year is substantially higher than in the previous two years due to the favorable weather for mango plantation. We will provide a huge quantity of mangoes in the next months, and the traditional mango season in Maharashtra will begin at the end of February’ Sawant stated.
According to Bappu Bhosale, head of the Market Yard traders and agents’ group, ‘Mango farmers in the Konkan area have suffered significant losses in the last two years as a result of Covid and other weather conditions. However, there has been a good production of mangoes this year, and we are hoping for a good season and a profitable business this year.’