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INDIA 2016 : Higher mango output may keep prices reined in this year






















NEW DELHI: Mango prices are unlikely to "soar" this year as production is expected to be 2.1 percent higher at 18.91 lakh tonnes (LT) in the 2015­/2016 crop year ending June, Parliament was informed today. 


Production of Mango was 18.52 LT in the previous year. 


"In view of higher production in the current year, it is unlikely that the prices of mango will soar in the domestic markets," Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.



 According to the information received from the states so far, "there is likely to be an increase of 2.1 percent in mango production in the current year 2015­/2016, as compared to the previous year," he said. 





Except for Telangana which has reported a decrease in mango production due to unseasonal rains and hot weather, the output in other states is likely to be "either normal or better" than the previous year, he added. 






Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh together account for about half of the total mango production in India. 






Of over 1,300 varieties of mangoes grown across the world, India alone cultivates over 1,000 varieties of the fruit. 







The UAE is the top export destination for India's mangoes accounting for over 50 percent share followed by United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.





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Alphonso





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…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST






Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.



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.



Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…

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…