Huge demand for mangoes this season as Farmers have suffered severely due to corona Last year: This time there would be a huge demand for mangoes. In the open market, mangoes fetch up to Rs 150. In the wholesale market, mangoes are priced at Rs 51 per kg and Rs 51,000 per ton. Farmers have suffered severely due to the corona last year, however, this time with a good price at the start of the season. Traders say demand is high as yields fall this season.
This time mango is coming to the market in March. During the first week of last month, the maximum price was Rs 89,000 per ton and in the second week, it was between Rs 83,000 and Rs 88,000. On Friday, the gross in Hyderabad said that up to 200 tons of Benisha variety were brought to the market at Rs 51,000 per ton. This rate is much higher compared to last year. With the Corona effect, the price of mango has gone up from Rs 10,000 to Rs 35,000 per ton.
Yield 30 percent down: There are 3.17 lakh acres of mango orchards in the state. The annual mango yield is estimated at 12.70 lakh tonnes. This time, however, the rains had an effect on yields. During the months of December, January, and February, along with the heavy rains in November, the snowfall severely affected the mango coating.
The coating turned black and fell off due to the honey bee. Yield decreased due to infestation of aphids on the fruit along with leafhopper Experts predict that yields will fall by more than 30 percent to around 4 lakh ton. However, the consumption of mangoes in our state is only 22,857 tons. The rest is being exported.
Last year was severely damaged with the corona. Even if the yield is low, it is exported or sold at a lower price. Although the coating was good this time, the coating fell off due to heavy snowfall in January. Slightly cultivated casino, the berry does not grow. A good rate comes if the berry is large. An investment of Rs 2 lakh has already been made for the 15-acre garden.