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 on 5 June 2017. More than
100 exporters from across the country participated in the Buyer Seller meet.
One of the leading importers M/s 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 M/s
Bombay Exports, M/s 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 SelamGundu, Mallika, Peter, Rumani, Neelam,
HimamPasand, Mulgoa, Kundath, ArkaAnmol, Fazli, etc, says a release.
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 MangoPulp, Pickles, Chutneys, Jams & Jellies, Juices, etc. were also
The event was inaugurated by Mr.
AlokVardhanChaturvedi, 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. KadireGowda,
Managing Director, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation,
Mr. ChiranjivChaudhary, Commissioner Horticulture, Andhra Pradesh, Ms.
MadhumitaSinha Ray, Commissioner Horticulture, West Bengal and senior officers
from various State Governments.
On the second day of the BSM, visit of
importers to the common infrastructure facilities in Mumbai is being organized
to showcase the India’s capability to export quality and pest free produce
which will create confidence among the importers.These facilities included,
Gamma Irradiation facility, Hot water treatment facility, Vapor Heat treatment
facility and integrated pack house.