Bengaluru: In a major boost to farmers’ incomes, many mango varieties from eastern region have been exported to Bahrain. 

These also include three GI certified Khirsapati and Lakshmanbhog (West Bengal), Zardalu (Bihar), reports Swarajya. 
Agriculture, and processed food production export Development Authority (APEDA) registered exporter, DM enterprises, Kolkata have processed these fruits and imported by Al Jazeera group, Bahrain.

It is to be noted that APEDA has played a phenomenal role in helping these farmers. 

It has been initiating measures to boost mango exports from non-traditional regions and states. Apart from that, it has been conducting a virtual buyer-seller meet and festival to promote mango exports.

For the first time this season, India has shipped a consignment of 2.5 Metric Tonne (MTs) of Geographical Indication (GI) certified Banganapalli and other variety Suvarnarekha mangoes sourced from farmers in Krishna and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh to South Korea.

“Mango in India is also referred to as ‘king of fruits’ and referred to as Kalpavriksha (wish granting tree) in ancient scriptures. While most of the states in India have mango plantations, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka have a major share in total production of the fruit,” the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement.

Alphonso, Kesar, Totapuri and Banganpalli are leading export varieties from India. Mango exports primarily take place in three forms: fresh mango, mango pulp, and mango slice.

Mangoes are processed by the APEDA registered packhouse facilities and then exported to various regions and countries, including the Middle East, European Union, USA, Japan and South Korea.