Uttar Pradesh, July 13, 2020.
Despite it being the peak season for mangoes, traders are unable to sell the fruit due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Sales of mangoes have been running low this season.
Shamim Ahmed, a fruit trader said, “There are six different types of mangoes coming for sale in this mandi, including langra and chausa. Earlies sales of crores of rupees used to take place. Now, with fewer sales of the fruit, everyone from traders to farmers are worried”
“Mangoes are mostly supplied to Nepal, Mumbai, Bihar and Rajasthan from here. Earlier close to hundred trucks and other vehicles were used to transport the fruit. Even though the government announced tax concessions for mangoes, what benefit will we get due to lack of sale,” he added.