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Jain Irrigation, Hindustan Coca-­Cola commit to invest Rs 50 crore

 CHENNAI: Global beverages giant Coca Cola's Indian bottling arm and Jain Irrigation plan a joint investment of Rs 50 crore in a project aimed at boosting mango cultivation in the country. 

Hindustan Coca­Cola Beverages and Jain Irrigation will invest on a project 'Unnati Phase II', that will benefit the farming community.

"Jain Irrigation System and Hindustan Coca­Cola Beverages have joined hands through Project Unnati to help farmers adopt Ultra High-Density Plantation technique to boost mango yield,"the two companies said in a joint statement. 

The first Phase of the project was launched in 2011 with an investment of USD 2 million. 

Under it, 200 demo farms have been established and about 18,000 farmers have been trained till date. In the second phase, about 25,000 farmers from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka would be enrolled into the project to adopt the Ultra High Density Mango Plantation technique to boost mango yields for a 10 year period.


Mexico: 4,000 hectares of mango in Escuinapa at risk of drying out

Even though mango cultivation has been of great importance for the local economy in recent years, the severe drought is currently putting the crops in a situation of risk, especially the orchards in the margins of the municipal head, warned Porfirio Salas Castillo, head of the local CNC.

Salas Castillo said there were about 11,000 hectares of mango, of which 5,000 were scattered throughout the communities and only 1,000 had irrigation systems, so about 4,000 hectares in the area were at risk.

The trees of at least 1,000 hectares are being lost due to lack of moisture, and another 1,000 trees were withering and, if the current conditions prevail, the situation may become critical for local mango producers according to Salas Castillo.

"According to the record we have, the situation is critical for mango producers, not only because they are losing their production because of the dryness and poor prices, but also because they are now losing the trees and that is a loss they won't be…