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Online mango trade offers handsome profit to growers

MULTAN: Director Mango Research Institute (MRI) Abdul Ghaffar Grewal said on Tuesday that rising trend of online mangoes sale was offering growers to earn handsome profit.
Talking to APP, Director MRI said that citizens were contacting mango growers directly through facility of online trade of the exotic fruit.
“Now, the consumers have direct access to mango orchards, wherein the mangoes are packed in boxes and transported to consumers directly, without any intervention of middle-men,” said Abdul Ghaffar.
Responding to production of mangoes during the ongoing season, Director MRI said that there was handsome production of mangoes.
He estimated that production of mangoes was observed 30 to 35 % more compared to last year.
He hoped that country would achieve export target of 160,000 tonnes within next few days.
The mango exporters, especially from Quetta are directly approaching growers and selecting orchards of their own choice.
He maintained that export was rising due to bumper production and export friendly policies of incumbent government.
About steps to enhance exports, the government opened Iran border round the clock to facilitate export of mangoes, said MRI Director, adding that government also reduced fares for export of the king of the fruits.
Responding to another question, Director MRI Abdul Ghaffar stated that growers were happy to avail good prices in local markets too.
The government’s best export policies are helping growers in achieving good returns, he added.
He also hinted that future of mango growers would be very bright due to China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The mango will be one of the major export after CPEC becomes fully functional, stated MRI Director.
An owner of mango orchard,Shahid Hameed Bhutta said that he used to receive many online orders on daily basis.
He stated that customers purchase mangoes as per their requirement, especially particular variety of mango.
Muhammad Abu Bakkar, another youngster who deals in online trade of mangoes, also stated that there was good response for online trade of mangoes. Citizens from across the country contacting him for top quality mangoes, he remarked.

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.