BHOPAL: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) CGM TS Raji Gain inaugurated the ëAam Mahotsaví (Mango Festival) with a display of different varieties of mangoes brought from various districts at the regional office, NABARD, Bhopal. These mangoes have been produced without the use of chemical fertilisers.
The CGM also flagged off mango-loaded vans for selling them in the colonies. Arrangements for vans have been made to make mangoes available to the public so that people can buy these mangoes; this will help mango cultivators.
Many different varieties of mangoes, such as Amrapali, Lagada, Kesar, Sunderja and Malika, were displayed.
The mangoes were brought by the farmers of the Farmersí and Producersí Organisation (FPO) from various districts, such as Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Khargone, Balaghat, Shivpuri and Betul.
Besides, mangoes have been brought from the ëwavadisí of Pichhore (Shivpuri), Tamia (Chhindwara), Bankhedi (Hoshangabad), Bhabhara (Alirajpur), Kurai (Seoni), Paraswara (Balaghat) and Bagwanpura (Khargone).
72,776 farmers have benefited
"Around 72,776 farmers from 69,597 wavadis have benefited. Among these, there are many different varieties of mangoes. Because of the corona situation, arrangements have been made to make mangoes available through vans. Now, people should buy them and help these cultivators of the state. Weíve applied various marketing strategies so that the cultivators get the maximum benefits." -TS Raji Gain, CGM, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)