Kendrapara, May 9 (LocalWire): The fate of nearly 4000 mango farmers of the state is hanging in balance due to the lockdown.
“We are unable to supply mangoes to all areas due to lockdown.
In many villages, villagers have barricaded the entry points as a result of which traders cannot carry the mangoes.
Though the government allowed farmers to sell their products, many vehicle owners are also reluctant to take mangoes to other parts of the state,” said Abinas Das a mango farmer of Kendrapara.
Due to the non-supply of mangoes to faraway places, local markets are flooded with mangoes because of which mango growers are not getting good prices in the market as the price of local varieties mangoes is Rs 15-20,” said Madhaba Das a mango grower of Gandakhia.
“Mango farmers will not face any problems to supply mangoes to other places.
We have directed officials to lift all the barricades to allow traders to purchase mangoes from the farmers”, said Niranjan Sethi, the Additional District Magistrate of Kendrapara.