PIB | 14 Jun, 2022
a major boost to the export of mangoes, the Agricultural and Processed
Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) launched an
eight-day-long Mango Festival in the Kingdom of Bahrain on June 13 in
association with the Indian Embassy and Al Jazira Group.
the show, 34 varieties of mangoes from eastern states of West Bengal,
Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, are being displayed at eight
different locations of Bahrain's Al Jazira group supermarket. 27 of
these varieties have been procured from West Bengal, while two each
variety are from Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and one variety from Uttar
All the varieties of mangoes have been directly procured from
farmers and two Farmer Producer Organizations. The mango show will
continue till June 20, 2022.
27 different varieties of mango from West Bengal are Bhavani, Daud
Bhog, Amrapali, Golapkhas, Rogni, Dilshad, Chatterjee, Bimli, Ratan
Kewra, Mallika, Ananras, Sahebpas and, Kishen Bhog, Lakshman Bhog, Madhu
Latika, Rasagolla, Dwarika, Raja Bhog, Amrit Bhog, Arajanma, Nilanjana,
Rani Pasand, Rakhal Bhog, Desi Sundari, Langra, Himsagar and
Jharkhand’s Kamli and Biju, while Bihar’s Jardalu, which is a
GI-tagged variety, and Langra are displayed at the Mango Festival in
Bahrain. Odisha’s Benganpalli and Himsagar and Dusseri varieties of
Uttar Pradesh are also at the show.
the 34 varieties of Indian mangoes have been displayed at eight
different stores of Al Jazira located at Hamala, Mahooz, Zing, Juffair,
Budaiya, Adilya, Seef and Riffa in Bahrain. Besides, mangoes as a whole,
several mango preparations like mango cake prepared in Al Jazira
bakery, juices, different varieties of mango shakes, etc. have also been
showcased at the festival.
mango show in Bahrain is part of APEDA’s new initiatives to explore
international markets for Indian mangoes under the ‘Mango Festival
It’s the outcome of APEDA’s commitment to provide a global
platform for Indian mangoes that for the first time 34 varieties of
mangoes from eastern states have been showcased in Bahrain.
occasions, mostly be mango varieties from Southern and western regions
like Alphonso, Kesar, Banganpalli, etc were showcased in most of the
Mango Festival was inaugurated by the Indian Ambassador to Bahrain Shri
Piyush Srivastava in the presence of Al Jazira Group chairman Mr. Abdul
Hussein Khalil Dawani.
The Murshidabad district administration has
facilitated the transportation of mangoes to Bahrain in coordination
in India is also referred to as the ‘king of fruits' and referred to as
Kalpavriksha (wish-granting tree) in ancient scriptures.
While most of
the states in India have mango plantations, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra
Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka have a major share in the total
production of the fruit.
Alphonso, Kesar, Totapuri and Banganpalli are
leading export varieties from India. Mango exports primarily take place
in three forms: fresh mango, mango pulp, and mango slice.