DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Giving emphasis on rejuvenation of old mango orchards, Uttarakhand Horticulture Minister Subodh Uniyal said the state had the potential of becoming a major mango fruit-producing state if old trees were replaced with new hybrid varieties.
“We have to increase our production. As of now in Uttarakhand, around 36, 422 hectare of land is under mango production, which is less than the national average,” said Uniyal while addressing at the national mango festival.
Officials and farmers will have to sit together and make out a plan for growing newer hybrid varieties of mangoes.On the other hand, Director Horticulture RC Srivastav said the weather in the state was conducive for growing mangoes.
“We have to increase the production and cultivation of mangoes in the state. In the last couple of years, efforts have been made in this direction and more needs to be done,” he said.A mango exhibition was also held in which 1,017 participants participated in various categories. A total of 300 new and old mango varieties were on display.