This Odisha Farmer's Mango Costs 2 Lakh Per KG!

BHUBANESWAR: A farmer in Odisha’s Bargarh district has succeeded in growing a special variety of mango in his orchard. Called ‘Miyazaki’ it costs a staggering Rs 2 lakh per kg for its unique taste and food value.

According to reports, the mango farmer Chandrababu Satyanarayan of Niladhar village under Paikmal block has been growing different breeds of mangoes on his farmland. He added the Miyazaki variety to his orchard after he sourced it through the state horticulture department.

The Miyazaki variety is originally of Japanese breed and Icebox variety. It has reportedly huge demand in foreign countries for its distinctive flavour and medicinal value.

“This variety of mango is not only very colourful in its appearance but also has a unique taste. It is completely different from other mango varieties as it is high in vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants. It helps protect the body against disease and promote overall health. It also contains dietary fiber, potassium, and magnesium,” says Satyanarayan.

In 2022, Satyanarayan had got calls from Bengaluru. Two clients bought two mangoes with Rs 10,000 each.

“Apart from selling two mangoes to clients in Bengaluru, we sold four-five fruits locally. State horticulture officials advised us to create more Miyazaki plants by grafting from the mother plant. Once we plant more trees of this variety, we will get more harvests and thereby increase our income,” said Satyanarayan.

The mango farmer said he was doing paddy cultivation for years with little success. However, he switched over to fruit farming in recent years.

“I am making good profit by growing different varieties of mangoes and other fruits. My son Saibabu is also helping me in farming,” informed Satyanarayan.

The success of Satyanarayan has inspired many farmers in the area to switch over from paddy cultivation to fruit farming.

“We never got much profit from paddy cultivation. However, after switching to fruit farming, we are making good profit with equal effort,” said Saibabu.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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