MANGOES AND GRAPES FACE WRATH OF NATURE
Both mangoes and grapes are the pride of Maharashtra. Due to unseasonal rains, these fruits have faced the vagaries of nature, which has taken a toll on their exports. According to the Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board (MSAMB), nearly 60 per cent of the produce of 55,000 metric tons of mangoes is exported from Maharashtra alone. Although grapes may just about meet the expectations of the export market just like last year, the export of the ‘King Of Fruits’ is definitely disappointing.