Price Of Alphonso Mango: The people’s wait is over; now, the entry of Hapus Mango has been done in all the markets. Every year in summer, people eagerly wait for Hapus Mango. But, this year, due to unseasonal rain and climate change, production has come down; hence the arrival in the markets has been delayed.
Earlier, Hapus mango was reaching only in the primary markets. But now it can be seen in every district and local markets. Its price has increased this year because production is less. At present, the rate of this mango ranges from 1200 to 32,00 rupees per dozen. This is a record price.
Mango grower farmer Nitin Kale told Spot News 18 that mango trees were in sight this year, but they did not convert into fruit. Due to this production has come down by about 40 per cent. In such a situation, its price increases. If the price is not high, how will the loss of farmers be compensated? The demand for this mango is also suitable for export this year.
Farmers were at a loss for two years.
Farmers say that due to Corona, there was an eclipse on the sale of mangoes for the last two years. Because the market was not opening. The farmers were hopeful that the mango production would be good this year and that the price would also be acceptable. But this did not happen. Production dropped significantly. But now, the farmers are left with hope from the excellent price.
Traders of the Thane market say that the price of mangoes has increased by Rs 500 to Rs 700 per dozen this year compared to last year. Due to less arrival now, it may take time for the prices to come down. That is, Alphonso mango lovers may have to wait a little longer. Ratnagiri Hapus and Konkan Hapus have come to the common markets.
What do farmers expect this year?
Mango vendors of Thane told that mango vendors had suffered huge losses due to Corona for two years. This year, we expect good sales because Corona has reduced and the markets have also opened up completely. At present, there is less arrival in the markets. Due to this, the price of mango is high.
At this time, the price has reached up to Rs 32,000 a dozen. Farmers are pleased with this. Maharashtra produces the highest number of Alphonso mangoes in the country. It has its Geographical Indication Tag.