Two months of delays in the beginning of mango season has dealt devastating damage to farmers of Kerala’s’mango capital” Muthalamada which has resulted in a loss in the billions. The mango season that usually starts at the end of December began only in February of this year. Rain that fell too late caused the fragile flower to fall, leading to an extended season. The scorching heat of the region can also harm unripened mangoes.
The very first mangoes that made it to the markets, such as Delhi, Ahmedabad, Indore and Bengaluru originated originate from Muthalamada earlier in the years. Other districts are already beginning dominating the market and the export industry.
The cost of Alphonso mangoes decreased to 180 on March 7 after a high of Rs 500 in February. The director of Palakkad Mango Valley Farmers Producer Company Limited CY Shaik claimed that just $100 million was completed in the current season and resulted in losses of at most Rs 5 billion.
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Source: The Plantations International Agroforestry Group of Companies