International Desk: Banarasi Langda, a variety of mango, has left for London from Varanasi. Just a few days after consignment of the fruit was sent to Dubai, a consignment of 1.5 metric tonne mangoes of the four varieties was shipped to London. Deepak Agrawal, Divisional commissioner flagged off the mango-laden van for Lucknow.
A consignment of 1.5 metric tonne mangoes of the four varieties was shipped to London, just a few days after consignment of the fruit was sent to Dubai.
Four varieties of mangoes -Banarasi Langda, Chausa, Dussehri and Ramkeda- from a Varanasi orchard will hit the London market within a week, just days after consignment of the fruit was sent to Dubai. A consignment of 1.5 tons of mangoes of the four varieties was despatched to Mango Packhouse in Rehman Kheda area of Lucknow on Sunday evening for packing before being sent to London from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
Divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal said, “Mangoes from Varanasi region first reached Dubai and is now being exported to London for the first time under the supervision of APEDA and state officials. The mangoes are being sent to Lucknow where they will be packed as per European Union standards and will then be sent to IGAI Delhi for expert.”
For local cultivators, APEDA is also planning special training programmes with help of different organisations to boost exports from Varanasi region and convert it into an Agri Export Hub.
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