NEW DELHI: Twenty one leading importers from China, Iran, Japan, Australia, Mauritius, Republic of Korea and UAE, participated in the Mango Buyer Seller meet(BSM) organized by APEDA recently. More than 100 exporters from across the Country participated in the Buyer Seller meet. One of the leading importers Dalian Yidufrom China having a chain of stores interacted with the Indian exporters and expressed his positive response towards the Indian fruit offered. Some of the leading exporters such as Bombay Exports, Asar Brothers, Kaybee Exports, etc. informed about the very good response during the BSM.
Another important highlight of the event was wet sampling of different commercial varieties of mango like, Alphonso, Kesar, Banganpalli, Totapuri, Dussheri, Langda, Chausa, etc.
Local indigenous varieties of mango like Selam Gundu, Mallika, Peter, Rumani, Neelam, Himam Pasand, Mulgoa, Kundath, Arka Anmol, Fazli, etc.
State horticulture departments from ten mango producing States displayed wide range of varieties grown in respective states. These States were provided with stall for showcasing their products along with their strengths. APEDA showcased range of fresh fruits at its pavilion to sensitize the importers about the offerings by India in fresh sector. Along with the fresh fruits segment, value added products of mango such as Mango Pulp, Pickles, Chutneys, Jams & Jellies, Juices, etc. were also displayed.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and was joined by Mr. DK Singh, Chairman APEDA, Dr. Shakil P Ahammed, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture &Farmers’ Welfare, Mr. Kadire Gowda, Managing Director, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation, Mr. Chiranjiv Chaudhary, Commissioner Horticulture, Andhra Pradesh, Ms. Madhumita Sinha Ray, Commissioner Horticulture, West Bengal and senior officers from various State Governments.