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2016 : Mango output in India may fall 10-15 per cent

Published : 12 Mar 2016, 21:39:14











MUMBAI, Mar 12 (Business Standard): This year's mango season is likely to be a little less sweet for Indian growers as output is expected to decline by 10-15 per cent because of crop damage from recent thunderstorms and unseasonal rainfall. 



However, the aam aadmi is unlikely to feel the pinch, as the crop damage has not been so extensive as to send prices skyrocketing. 


Lasting several hours, the inclement weather is reported to have damaged mango bulbs and flowers; the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast says the rain and thunderstorms will likely continue for a couple of days more which may damage mango flowers further.


"Mango output is estimated to decline by 10-15 per cent …. However, an actual assessment is yet to be done on the extent of crop damage,"said S Insaram Ali, president, All India Mango Growers' Association. 


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