We must take the mangoes from Uttar Pradesh to every corner of the world, says UP CM Yogi
LUCKNOW, July 15 (The CONNECT) - The markets of Europe are waiting for the mangoes of Uttar Pradesh, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, stressing that “we must take the mangoes from here to every corner of the world.”
Inaugurating the three-day "Uttar Pradesh Mango Festival 2023" at Avadh Shilpgram in Lucknow on Friday, Yogi said, “In Russia, mangoes are being sold at Rs 800 per kg, but it costs Rs 190 to send mangoes through cargo from here. That means, if a farmer exports mangoes to Russia, he will get a net profit of more than Rs. 600.”
He asked the farmers to avoid shortcuts, prioritize quality, and prepare their products in accordance with market demands. Our government is working on 'Beej Se Bazar Tak' approach to increase the income of farmers.
The Chief Minister said that during the Global Investors Summit, we had sent teams to numerous nations. “We have to explore the global market for horticulture, and through Indian Missions Abroad, we should organize exhibitions showcasing agricultural products related to Uttar Pradesh.”
Asserting that the mango festival is a platform to increase the income of farmers, the CM said, “As per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intention, the Uttar Pradesh government is taking all necessary steps in the interest of the farmers.”
“Our government has built four pack houses in the state. Recently, we got the opportunity to send two tonnes of mangoes to Dubai from the packhouse in Varanasi, and we will have to organize similar programs from the Saharanpur, Amroha, and Lucknow Packhouses,” Yogi said.
He continued by saying that in order to bring horticulture crops to the international market, agricultural scientists and officers of the Horticulture Department will need to work together. "Only then we will be able to explore new avenues and give the agricultural and horticultural products of Uttar Pradesh a different identity."
Producers, buyers, sellers, and exporters participated in the mango festival. Aligarh's mango buyer, Dr. Mobinuddin Khan said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's effort resulted in a successful Aamras programme in Russia's capital, Moscow, last week. The people there tasted the Dussehri, Langda, Chausa varieties of mangoes of Uttar Pradesh. The mangoes of UP are now reaching Russia, Dubai, and Bahrain as a result of CM Yogi's strong determination to promote mangoes around the world.
Mango seller Latish Bhatia from Bahrain said that this festival is very important for the mangoes of Uttar Pradesh. We export two to three tonnes of mangoes every week. He said, “CM Yogi is constantly trying to give a new identity to the mangoes. This will greatly benefit the mango farmers as well as those doing business with mango products”.