Jul 4, 11:34 am
New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): With yesterday's grand inauguration of the 27th International Mango Festival by CM Arvind Kejrival, mango lovers can now look forward to a fascinating display of lip-smacking variety of the king of fruits at Dilli Haat.
For this edition of the three-day festival, the Delhi Tourism department has enabled 13 farmers and nine government institutions to showcase the variety of mangoes.
Giving details about the festival, Dr. RP Srivastav said that there are more than 600 varieties of mangoes this time with deshahri, mallika, chausa, aamrapali, langda, ramkela being the preferred choices.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Dy CM Manish Sisodia taking a look at the varieties of mangoes at the Annual Mango Festival 2015 (PTI Photo)
Abdul Samat, a participating vendor said that he has bought 50 varieties of the fruit this time with sugar-free mangoes, sensation and gol makhan being his specialty.
Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Dy CM Manish Sisodia eating mangoes at the Annual Mango Festival 2015. (PTI Photo)
Despite the huge variety at the festival it seems like the early showers of rain this year has taken a toll over the king of fruits, as the organisers and the vendors are not happy with the quality of fruit this time. (ANI)