Bhubaneswar, June 2 (LocalWire): Mango, the king of fruits, is wooing the locals at the State-level Mango Festival 2019 that began here, in the capital city yesterday.
The five-day exhibition-cum-sale is jointly organized by Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society, and Odisha Livelihood Mission under the Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department at State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) campus near CRP Square.
The festival is aimed to provide an opportunity for the tribal families to exhibit and sell their produce and interact with senior-level government officials and bankers.
Odisha has eight major mango producing districts in the state: Angul, Dhenkanal, Rayagada, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Balangir, Koraput and Gajapati. The festival aims to create profit for farmers who are forced to sell their produce to intermediaries at a price much lower than the market rate.
Popular varieties of fresh and chemical free mangoes such as Amrapali, Baiganpalli, Dashehari, Himsagar, Langra, Mallika, Sundari, and Totapuri are on display and available for sale.