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                                                    ven as efforts are on to find new markets abroad for India’s growing horticulture
                                                    produce, weather  seems to have played spoilsport this time in the case of at least
                                               Etwo major fruits – mango and grapes. Exports of both these fruits are expected
                                               to take a hit because of drop in production.
                                               While in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat the weather conditions took a heavy toll of the
                                               mango crop, unseasonal rainfall affected an area of 60,000 hectares of grape cultivation
                                               in the main producing area of Nashik in Maharashtra, according to exporters.
                                               President of the Mango Growers Association Insram Ali is of the view that mango
                                               production in the country having been not encouraging this time, the exports of this
         chief editor                          fruit could be about 50 per cent less, compared to last year’s exports. Last year, India’s
         S. Jafar Naqvi                        mango exports touched a high of over 52,000 tonnes, valued at Rs. 443 crore. Worst
         consulting editor                     hit  are  the  exports  from  Uttar  Pradesh,  which  produces  high  quality  of  Dashehari
         T.V. Satyanarayanan                   and  Langda  varieties.  Whatever  exports  that  are  happening  are  now  mainly  from
         chief co-ordinator                    Maharashtra, famed for its Alphonso variety, and South India.
         M.B. Naqvi
                                               In Gujarat, the impact of adverse weather was mainly on its Kesar variety. An exporter
         editorial co-ordinator                said that growers have been producing this variety for well over two decades, but
         Syed M K
                                               it is for the first time that this year there was only   30 per cent flowering. Normally
         layout & design                       flowering  starts  from  mid-January  and  continues  till  February,  but,  this  time  the
         Faiyaz Ahmad
         Mohd. Iqbal                           weather conditions upset the flowering cycle and impacted the crop production. .
                                               A Mumbai-based exporter Rajesh Jagtap estimates that mango availability is less by
         Head Office                           about 30 per cent compared to last year. Exports are taking place, but not as much as
         new delhi: : +91-11-29535848 /
         29535593 / 29535872                   last year. Normally, for Alphonso and Kesar varieties, arrivals tickle down by mid-
         abfienquiry@gmail.com                 June, after which other varieties like Langda and Dashehari would be available.

         Other Business Offices                According to Jagtap, the demand for mangoes is strong from countries like U S, Europe,
         Mumbai: 9702903993                    Singapore, Australia, Japan and south Korea. While the EU countries and Japan have
         mtpl.mumbai@gmail.com                 recently allowed Indian mango to enter their market, the entry is subject to pre-shipment
         Pune: 9881137397                      treatment. Shipments to Japan and south Korea require vapour heat treatment, while
         mtpl.pune@gmail.com                   those to U S and Australia need gamma radiation treatment. Exporters, however, have
         Chennai: 9941130277                   one complaint – these treatment facilities are not easily available to them. There is only
         mediatodaychennai@gmail.com           one such facility in Gujarat and the other nearest one is in Mumbai.
         Admn. & Marketing Office              As far as grapes are concerned, exports to Europe alone have come down to 92,700
         MediA todAy pvt. ltd.                 tonnes, as per preliminary figures,  compared to 1,07,000 tonnes last year. Total exports
         J-73, paryavaran complex, neb sarai,
         ignou road, new delhi - 110068 (india)  are  about  1,80,000  tonnes,  as  compared  to  2,31,000  tonnes  last  year  .According  to
         phone : 91-11-29535848 /              Grapes Exporters’ Association of India, the yield this year is at least 40 per cent  less
         29535593 / 29535872
         E-mail: abfienquiry@gmail.com         than that last year, because of adverse weather conditions.
         Web.: www.abfionline.com
         www.mediatoday.in                     Europe is a major importer of Indian grapes. India is attempting to make inroads into
                                               new markets like China, Russia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. But these countries have
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         india : 1 year rs. 1000/-  by normal post  come up with strict norms of residue monitoring -- stricter than EU norms – for Indian
                    rs. 1300/- by courier      grapes.
                    2 years rs. 1850/-  by normal post
                    rs. 2450/- by courier      Last year, India exported around 15,000 tonnes of grapes to Bangladesh. Grapes are
          overseas :  us$ 120 for 1 year / us$ 230 for 2 years
         single copy  in india : rs. 100/-     taken to Bangladesh by road from Kolkata.
         single copy cost for overseas : us$10
                   (Add 5% GST)                To facilitate grapes exports to various countries without any hurdles the government
                                               has decided to issue certificates to exporters who meet all residue monitoring norms.
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