MUMBAI: Mango exports from India this season are expected to rise around 10-15% on the back of a good crop, said top officials. Already 2,10,000 mango orchards have registered on MangoNet – a system established by APEDA that has made it mandatory for exporters to pick mangoes for exports only from the registered growers.
Last year, the Country had exported some 35,000 tonnes and this is expected to go up to 45,000 tonnes this season, top officials of the Maharashtra State Marketing Board (MSAMB) said. Maharashtra is the largest mango exporter in the Country and accounts for over 80% of the total export.
The response from the growers of Karnataka and Gujarat has been pretty good, officials said.
Besides Europe, Mauritius has already granted market access to Indian mangoes subject to phytosanitary certification. Switzerland has also lifted the ban on Indian mangoes. New markets have also opened up in Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, North Korea and Australia.