Raw mango market was quite satisfactory this season

Hyderabad: Pickles made of raw mangoes is a must on almost every dining table in the two Telugu-speaking states. Sale of raw mangoes has been quite satisfactory, according to market circles. Pickle makers did good business from January to the middle of June, when the season comes to an end.

A wholesaler at the market said that there were initial fears of crop loss because of the untimely rains and winds, but the supply and sales have been satisfactory this year. The major raw mango markets in the city are Monda market, Miralam Mandi, Dilsukhnagar, Chikkadpally, Naryanguda, Badi Chowdi and several other vegetable markets. The onset of summer opens up seasonal employment opportunities, while the produce goes directly from the farms to sellers and wholesalers.

Anil Kumar Pasula from varala venkaiah raw mango merchants, said “this is a big business that lasts for four to five months. Each bag of raw mangoes weighing around 40 to 50 kg is priced between Rs 400 and Rs 2000, depending on the variety. This season the quality of raw mango was low compared to previous years.”

Salla Muralidharn, coordinator in the TG agricultural marketing department, said “the raw mangos trade mostly takes place directly between the farmers and sellers. There will be less control on them by the marketing department.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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