Skip to main content

END OF MANGOES IN INDIA ??? : High court bans cutting of Mango trees in UP

IANS | Lucknow 

January 4, 2014 Last Updated at 10:40 IST

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court (HC) has banned cutting of green mango trees in the state.

A bench of Chief Justice Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachur, and Justice Devendra Kumar Arora Friday directed the state government to ensure that no mango tree in the state was felled without obtaining the necessary guidelines.

The court gave these directions while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a local lawyer Jayant Singh Tomar.

Tomar in his plea has brought to the court's notice that green and fruit laden mango trees were regularly cut by various government agencies in name of expansion of roads.

Some of the private developers and individuals were also involved in the practice in areas like Bakshi Ka Talaab and Malihabad on the outskirts of the state capital, the plea said.

He claimed, this practice was in gross contravention to the rules and guidelines for the 'Phal Patti Kshetra' (Fruit belt area).

Government sources say that there are over 300 villages near here under the fruit belt, out of which illegal felling is on in more than 84 villages.

This, an official said, was largely due to construction by private builders and developers in the region.

Many marriage lawns and party halls have also come up in such villages, said the official of horticulture department.

Mango orchard owners point out that more than 40 percent of mango trees have vanished in the last five years, and if the felling continues, they fear, the entire mango belt will be denuded in the next decade.

Haji Kalimullah- known as the mango man - who was awarded the 'Padma Shri' for his unique grafting of mango varieties also admits that the area of mango plantation has ceased to expand.

Welcoming the high court ruling, mango growers say, they hope things will be "bright in the coming days".

Popular posts from this blog


While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…

DHL (INDIA) makes gifting mangoes as easy as 1-2-3-....

Gifting mangoes is now easy with DHL
Announcement / Corporate

 May 19, 2011, 14:04 IST

Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.

Commenting on the new service, Mr. R.S Subramanian, Country Head, DHL Express India said: “With the advent of the mango season, it is no wonder that DHL Express Ea…