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PAKISTAN : Govt trying to introduce mango varieties in int’l markets



Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the provincial government is trying to introduce different varieties of locally produced mango in international market for enhancing export of the horticultural produce of the country.

Addressing the prize-distribution ceremony held here in connection with three-day golden jubilee mango festival, the Sindh CM said mangoes of Mirpurkhas due to their appetising aroma and lavish taste hold a unique status not only within Pakistan but in different countries of the world including European and the American continents. 

Mirpurkhas produces new varieties of the sweet and sour fruit, known as the king of fruits, every year.

The federal government was also requested for measures to increase the export of Pakistani mangoes with the help of foreign embassies and missions, he added.

The CM said that the Pakistan People’s Party always places top priority to generation of employment opportunities for the youth on merit and in previous regime of the PPP two hundred thousand youth were given employment in government sector while in present tenure of the party some 15 thousand youth were employed in police department and further vacancies were being created to facilitate more educated and capable youth of the province.

Mango Festival Management Committee Chairman Umar Bughio highlighted the problems and requirements of mango growers and called upon the government to provide subsidy to growers on purchase and installation of solar powered tube-wells to deal with the issue of water logging.

The CM distributed shields and cash prize among growers.

In category-A Nawazabad Farm, Saith Ajay Kumar and Sajid Sons got first, second and third positions respectively.

 In Category-B Allah Bachayo Rajar, Aarif Bhurgri and Muhammad Ali Arain 

and in Category-C Raees Illahi Bux Lashari, Sobdar Lashari and Wali Muhammad Deshak got first, second and third positions respectively.

Earlier, the CM visited different stalls set up at the exhibition and expressed happiness on enormous varieties show-cased there.

Senator Hari Ram Kishori Lal, MNA Mir Munawar Talpur, Provincial Minister Ali Mardan Shah, MPAs Mahesh Malani, Ms Khairun Nisa Mughal, Nusrat Sultan Khwaja, Adviser to CM Abu Bhai, Shamim Ara Panhwar, Secretary Agriculture, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Mirpurkhas and other officials were also present on the occasion.

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However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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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. 

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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. 

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