Watch | Save the Indian Mango: How farmers are hoping to tide over COVID-19 crisis


India is a number one producer and exporter of mangoes. The nation grows about 1,500 varieties and exports almost 50,000 tonnes of mangoes yearly.

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Rare varieties corresponding to Azam-us-Samar are despatched from the Nizam’s household in Hyderabad to Queen Elizabeth. Mallika, a cross between Neelam from Tamil Nadu and Dussehri from Lucknow are standard in South Korea.

But with the COVID-19 lockdown, exports which historically occur in May look unsure. Mango output in 2020 has already been impacted by delayed monsoon, cyclones and different climactic components.

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As fruits harvested early lie unsold, farmers are looking at alternatives to tide over this crisis.

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