Mango exports from Nashik rise

Nashik is fast emerging as an export hub for mangoes too. Last year, about 1,000 metric tonnes of mangoes were despatched from Nashik and the figure is expected to touch 1,500 metric tonnes this year. Farmers from Konkan, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and parts of Karnataka send their produce to Nashik for treatment to make the fruit pesticide-free before it is exported. The fruits are packaged at the pack-house of Halcon located at the ICD and air cargo complex at Ozar before transported by road to Mumbai airport and despatched overseas. Mangoes grown across Maharashtra and many other states are exported from Nashik.