Rain, temperature dip affect mango supply, farmers face losses

#1 Apr 15th, 2015, 11:08
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The supply of Alphonso mangoes has taken a hit because of the untimely rain and dip in minimum temperature. Cultivators of this popular mango variety are suffering massive losses and the fruit is likely to be a tad too expensive for the 'aam aadmi'.

"The unprecedented rain in March and April led to almost 80% damage to the mango crop at our farms in Vengurla. Because of the rain and hail, the pea-sized fruit in its early stages dropped from trees in large numbers. Most of the 20% mangoes left are now turning yellow as they are not ripening as they should," said Nilraj Lokegaonkar, a mango cultivator.

More here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/46926162.cms
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Many farmer suicides again this year. Very sad.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nati...cle2763976.ece
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post Cultivators of this popular mango variety are suffering massive losses and the fruit is likely to be a tad too expensive for the 'aam aadmi'.
Noooo
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Not just one region but rains seem to be causing havoc all over the country.

Heavy rains in mid April, when crop is ready for harvest....strange!
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now that thatcher is dead I blame Modi!
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