India exported 1,190 tonne of mangoes to USA, breaking all records

June 27, 2018
This year India’s mango export to the United States of America (USA) recorded a rise of 11% as compared to the last year’s figure of 1,072 tonne – around 1,190 tonne of mangoes has been exported to the USA this season — an all-time high. 

It is mandatory to irradiate mangoes before exporting it to the US. They are processed at three locations in the country – Lasalgaon irradiation centre of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Vashi (Navi Mumbai) Irradiation centre of Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) and Bangalore irradiation centre.
In fact quarantine officers from the USA visit irradiation centres during mango season and the whole process of irradiation of mangoes is carried out under their supervision, but thisRecommended By Colombia
 year the visit of quarantine officials got delayed by 15 days. Moreover, supply of mangoes was affected due to farmers strike from June 1 to 10. This somehow affected the export of mangoes. Otherwise, mango export to USA would have touched 1,400 tonne.

Still, Lasalgaon irradiated 470 tonne of mangoes, while Vashi irradiation plant processed 620 tonne and the remaining 100 tonne were processed at Bangalore.
The export of mangoes to USA is gradually increasing every year. Last year, there were only 12 exporters sending mangoes to the US. This year, the number of exporters has increased to 21 and it may increase for next year.

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