CM Yogi believes UP mango market should be expanded globally

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Lucknow, 14 July: During the launch of the “Uttar Pradesh Mango Festival 2023” at Avadh Shilpgram in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath emphasised the significant demand for UP’s mangoes in European markets.

He emphasised the need of making these mangoes available globally, noting that European markets are eagerly awaiting UP mangoes. “The markets of Europe are waiting for the mangoes of Uttar Pradesh,” Adityanath stated.”We need to transport mangoes from here to every part of the globe. Mangoes are sold for Rs 800 per kg in Russia, but it costs Rs 190 to send mangoes through cargo from here. That implies that if a farmer exports mangoes to Russia, he will earn by more than Rs. 600,” he noted.

In addition, he urged farmers to avoid taking shortcuts, prioritise quality, and prepare their crops in accordance with market standards. “Our government is working on the ‘Beej Se Bazar Tak’ approach to increase farmer income,” he explained.

CM Yogi stated that the state government dispatched teams to a number of countries at the Global Investors Summit. “We need to explore the global market for horticulture crops, and we should organise exhibitions showcasing agricultural products from Uttar Pradesh through Indian Missions Abroad,” he added.

The CM asserted that the mango festival offers a platform for farmers to raise their revenue, saying, “As per Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intention, the Uttar Pradesh government is taking all necessary steps in the interest of the farmers.”

“Our state government has constructed four-pack houses. We just had the opportunity to transport two tonnes of mangoes to Dubai from the Varanasi packhouse, and similar programmes will have to be organised from the Saharanpur, Amroha, and Lucknow packhouses,” he added.

He also added that agricultural scientists and Horticulture Department employees will need to collaborate in order to promote horticulture commodities to the worldwide market.

“Only then will we be able to explore new avenues and give the agricultural and horticultural products of Uttar Pradesh a different identity,” he remarked. The mango festival drew producers, buyers, merchants, and exporters. Farmers involved in mango cultivation were acknowledged on the occasion.

Before the program, CM Yogi visited an exhibition featuring various mango products and distributed the Mango Festival 2023 memento. In addition, the Chief Minister acknowledged farmers and dealers from around the state who have excelled in mango production.

The occasion was attended by Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh, Transport Minister Dayashankar Singh, Horticulture Minister Dinesh Pratap Singh, Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, Agriculture Production Commissioner Manoj Kumar Singh, and mango farmers.